On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1999

Historical Events

  • After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
  • Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and injuring 1000
  • Supernatural horror film "The Blair Witch Project" premieres at the Sundance Film festival

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
1999 Highlights

About January 25, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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