What Happened on September 8, 1999

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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 ("Cofee Beans"), dies at 83
1999 Highlights

About September 8, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 4 months and 24 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