What Happened on February 24, 1999

Historical Events

Grammy Awards

41st Grammy Awards: "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)" and Lauryn Hill win

  • A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.

Famous Weddings

Ajay Devgan

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Derek Nimmo, British comedic character actor (All Gas and Gaiters), dies of pneumonia while recovering from head injuries incurred in a fall at 68
  • Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader, dies at 82
1999 Highlights

About February 24, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Angel Of Mine - Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Baby One More Time - Britney Spears