On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), dies at 90
  • Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (Mars, Inc.) dies at 95
  • Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)