What Happened on July 9, 1999

Historical Events

Film Release

Coming of age film "American Pie" is released, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and an ensemble cast

  • Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran

Famous Weddings

  • Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (33) weds architect and yachtsman Carlos Morales Quintana (28) at St. Sophia Cathedral in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), dies at 76

About July 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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