What Happened on January 4, 1999

Historical Events

  • College Football, 1st BCS National Championship, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl
  • Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota
  • Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
1999 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gage Munroe, Canadian actor (I Declare War), born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
  • Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), dies at 73

About January 4, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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