What Happened on July 15, 1999

Historical Events

  • Scientists uncover possible reason for SS Waratah's disappearance 100 years later; The SS Waratah was a luxury steamer which did not reach its destination in 1909, and no trace of the wreckage was ever found
  • The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings

  • "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California

Famous Deaths

  • George Brown Jr, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73-99), dies at 79
1999 Highlights

About July 15, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin