On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1999

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

71st Academy Awards: "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard and British aviator Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant, dies at 89
  • Ernie Wise, British comedian (Morecambe and Wise), dies at 73
1999 Highlights

About March 21, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 22 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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