On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1999

Historical Events

Film Release

"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson, is released in cinemas

  • Andrew Motion is appointed British Poet Laureate for 10 years, the first to request a definite term
  • Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham

Famous Deaths

  • James Blades, British classical percussionist, and educator, dies at 97
  • Jonathan "Candy" Candido, American actor and radio performer (Peter Pan; The Great Mouse Detective), dies at 85
1999 Highlights

About May 19, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • UK #1 Song: You Needed Me - Boyzone