What Happened on March 8, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

"Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)