What Happened on January 11, 1999

Historical Events

Jon Stewart Starts at The Daily Show

American comedian Jon Stewart succeeds Craig Kilborn as host of late-night talk and satirical news program "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central in US

Election of Interest

Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 4th time

NFL History

Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

1999 History

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), dies at 77
  • Fabrizio de André, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (The Corn King and the Spring Queen), dies at 101

About January 11, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Have You Ever? - Brandy
  • UK #1 Song: Praise You - Fatboy Slim