On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Matrix" film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeve, Lawrence Fishburne and Carrie-Ann Moss premieres

  • Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

Famous Deaths

  • Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)