On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1999

Historical Events

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Will Smith

Famous Deaths

  • Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • David Stafford-Clark, English psychiatrist, dies at 83
  • Jim "Catfish" Hunter, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1966, 67, 70, 72–1976; World Series 1972–74, 77, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1974; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), dies from Lou Gehrig's disease at 53
  • Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
1999 Highlights

About September 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo