What Happened on September 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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)