What Happened on March 8, 1999

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

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

Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio (1914-1999)

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

  • 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? 23 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Believe - Cher
  • UK #1 Song: When The Going Gets Tough - Boyzone