On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1999

Historical Events

  • 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
  • Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
1999 Highlights

About November 21, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio