On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The last flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"

Famous Weddings

  • "Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy (36) weds Carol Schneider

Famous Deaths

  • Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  • Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • Morris West, Australian novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman), dies at 83