What Happened on October 1, 1999

Historical Events

Sports History

Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky's #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which 'The Great One' suited up in an NHL game

Sports History

In a blockbuster NBA trade, the Houston Rockets move All Star forward Scottie Pippen to Portland Trail Blazers for Kelvin Cato, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Carlos Rogers, Ed Gray and Brian Shaw

  • Sourav Ganguly smashes 11 fours and 5 sixes for a blistering 139 as India (277/6) dominates Zimbabwe (170) in the 6th cricket LG Cup ODI in Nairobi

Famous Deaths

  • Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and child star ("Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)"), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 35
  • Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash), dies at 82
1999 Highlights

About October 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Unpretty - TLC
  • UK #1 Song: Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65