On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1999

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh

Famous Deaths

  • Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74
1999 Highlights

About March 8, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces