What Happened on July 1, 1999

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

  • Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), dies of a collapsed lung, after a heart attack, at 42
  • 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
  • Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean revolutionary (ZAPU), and Matabeleland politician (Vice-President of Zimbabwe, 1990-99), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
1999 Highlights

About July 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
  • UK #1 Song: 9PM (Till I Come) - ATB