On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1999

Historical Events

Television Premiere

TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
Actress Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay

Famous Deaths

  • Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
  • Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 93
  • Tahia Carioca, Egyptian actress and belly dancer (Watch Out For Zouzou), dies at 79
  • Willy Millowitsch, German actor (National Lampoon's European Vacation), dies from heart failure at 90
1999 Highlights

About September 20, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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