On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1999

Historical Events

  • 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux is approved as new owner of the struggling franchise; Penguins become first club in pro sports history to be owned by a former member of the team

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Famous Deaths

  • W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
1999 Highlights

About September 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo