On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1999

Historical Events

  • In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 78-77 in Game 5 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Tim Duncan

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

LoveWedding of Interest

Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
1999 Highlights

About June 25, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer