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

  • 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 (MLB record 56-game hitting streak), 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