What Happened on May 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for his second Derby victory (1991 on Strike The Gold)
  • Animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" debuts on Nickelodeon

Famous Weddings

  • "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
  • "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas