On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1999

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

  • US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

Famous Deaths

  • Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
1999 Highlights

About September 8, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo