On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1999

Historical Events

  • In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, dies at 88
  • Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky), dies at 88
1999 Highlights

About November 18, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio