On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • David Stafford-Clark, English psychiatrist, dies at 83
  • Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76