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

Sports History

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

Famous Deaths

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

About September 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias
  • UK #1 Song: Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of…) - Lou Bega