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1999 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 International Year of Elderly
  • Jan 1 The Euro currency is introduced.
  • Jan 2 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • Jan 3 Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • Jan 3 The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
  • Jan 4 Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota
  • Jan 4 Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.

USAImpeachment Trial of Bill Clinton

Jan 7 President Bill Clinton's Impeachment trial begins in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky
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Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty
Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty

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Jan 8 Tree planting protest against the privatisation of Karura Forest, including Wangari Maathai, attacked in Kenya prompting outrage

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai
  • Jan 10 Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'
  • Jan 11 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 4th time
  • Jan 14 Mel Lastman, Mayor of Toronto, calls in the Army to help with snow removal and emergency medical evacuations after major snowstorm hits the city
  • Jan 15 The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces
  • Jan 20 The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
  • Jan 21 In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine
  • Jan 22 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India

  • Jan 25 Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and injuring 1000
  • Feb 3 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
  • Feb 4 MV New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Feb 4 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • Feb 7 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • Feb 11 Pluto moves further away from the sun than Neptune regaining its status as solar system's outermost planet, a title it will retain for 228 years

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Feb 12 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 12 Scientists warn about harmful impacts on health of genetically modified (GM) food
  • Feb 15 Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
  • Feb 16 Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • Feb 21 Lahore Declaration signed between India's Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan's Navaz Sharif on use of nuclear weapons
  • Feb 23 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey
  • Feb 23 An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31
  • Feb 24 The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
  • Feb 24 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • Feb 27 Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983
  • Feb 27 Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung
  • Mar 5 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut
  • Mar 8 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Mar 11 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

  • Mar 12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • Mar 20 Legoland, California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California
  • Mar 21 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • Mar 23 Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña
  • Mar 24 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • Mar 24 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • Mar 26 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • Mar 26 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man
  • Mar 29 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever
  • Apr 1 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.

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Apr 4 Jack Ma founds Chinese internet company Alibaba

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Apr 5 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • Apr 7 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • Apr 8 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated at the airport in Niamey, Niger
  • Apr 12 US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • Apr 14 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • Apr 14 A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • Apr 19 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • Apr 20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • Apr 22 Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims) apprehended
  • Apr 29 Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
  • Apr 30 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10
  • May 2 Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama
  • May 3 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
  • May 3 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
  • May 7 Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade
  • May 7 In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

BeatificationPapal Visit

May 7 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 7 Jury finds "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. liable in death of Scott Amedure, after purposely deceiving Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later kills Amedure, jury awards Amedure's family $25 million
  • May 8 Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.
  • May 12 Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
  • May 13 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is elected 10th President of Italy
  • May 19 Andrew Motion is appointed British Poet Laureate for 10 years, the first to request a definite term
  • May 24 Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.
  • May 25 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report detailing People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over prior two decades

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May 27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević

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May 28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • May 28 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase
  • May 29 Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule
  • May 29 Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
  • Jun 6 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football full forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's career goals record with his 1,300th major early in SCG match against Collingwood
  • Jun 6 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • Jun 6 53rd Tony Awards: "Fosse" and "Side Man" win
  • Jun 9 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
  • Jun 10 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
  • Jun 12 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Jun 16 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa

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Jun 19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Jun 22 Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa
  • Jun 25 In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998
  • Jun 27 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • Jun 27 The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album
  • Jul 1 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh
  • Jul 6 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams
  • Jul 8 Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 8 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • Jul 9 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran
  • Jul 15 Scientists uncover possible reason for SS Waratah's disappearance 100 years later; The SS Waratah was a luxury steamer which did not reach its destination in 1909, and no trace of the wreckage was ever found

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Jul 16 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Jul 20 Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched
  • Jul 23 Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father
  • Jul 23 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Jul 26 Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 23 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
  • Jul 20 Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Aug 28 Prince Nikolai of Denmark
  • Sep 29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • Nov 20 Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 20 Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

Weddings in History

  • Jan 23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Jun 26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
  • Jul 9 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (33) weds architect and yachtsman Carlos Morales Quintana (28) at St. Sophia Cathedral in London, England

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 4 Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (38) and heir apparent to Belgium throne weds Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (25) in Brussels, Belgium

King of Belgium Philippe of Belgium
King of Belgium
Philippe of Belgium

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist & author, dies at 91
  • Jan 10 John Hervey, 7th marquess of Bristol, English flamboyant peer who lost his fortune to drug addiction, dies at 44
  • Jan 10 Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (The Corn King and the Spring Queen ), dies at 101
  • Jan 11 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), dies at 77
  • Jan 12 Leo Cherne, American economist and commentator (All Star News), dies at 86
  • Jan 14 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • Jan 16 Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • Jan 22 Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • Jan 22 William M. Batten, American businessman and CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84), dies at 89
  • Jan 23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • Jan 23 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), dies at 86
  • Jan 25 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • Jan 27 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement, dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  • Jan 28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Feb 1 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), dies at 91
  • Feb 5 Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • Feb 5 Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia, dies at 76
  • Feb 7 King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • Feb 7 José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • Feb 7 Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952-99), dies at 63
  • Feb 8 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (Nobel 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), dies at 72
  • Feb 16 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, dies of cancer at 49
  • Feb 19 Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
  • Feb 20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)

Person of interestGertrude B. Elion

Feb 21 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), dies at 81

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • Feb 23 Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • Feb 24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader, dies at 82
  • Feb 25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
  • Mar 3 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Mar 4 Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 6 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, 1st emir of Bahrain (1961-1999), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Mar 7 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official, dies at 80
  • Mar 8 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Mar 10 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • Mar 11 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (Parti Québécois), dies at 76
  • Mar 11 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist, dies at 92
  • Mar 13 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), dies at 87
  • Mar 18 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator, dies at 93
  • Mar 19 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 19 Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, dies at 79
  • Mar 21 Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant, dies at 89
  • Mar 23 Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
  • Mar 24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • Mar 31 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • Apr 5 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general, assassinated at 49
  • Apr 10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 13 Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic, 1964-73), dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer & racing car designer, dies at 55
  • Apr 18 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician & philosopher, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 David Sanes, US Navy employee
  • Apr 19 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • Apr 20 Eric Harris, American mass murderer (Columbine High School shooter), dies at 18
  • Apr 22 Chan Canasta, Polish-born magician & mindreader, dies at 79

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

Apr 28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77

  • May 4 Brinsley Ford, British art historian and CEO (National Art Collections Fund), dies at 90
  • May 9 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, dies at 83
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American writer (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities), dies at 68
  • May 12 Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • May 12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • May 19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 20 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), dies at 66
  • May 22 Alfred Kubel, German politician, dies at 89
  • May 26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • May 27 Alice Adams, American author (Beautiful Girl), dies at 72
  • Jun 1 Christopher Cockerell, English engineer and inventor (Hovercraft), dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer, dies at 56
  • Jun 15 Ernst van Altena, Dutch author and interpreter (Chansons van Earnest), dies at 65
  • Jun 20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967), dies at 80
  • Jun 30 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (Mars, Inc.) dies at 95

Person of interestMario Puzo

Jul 2 Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • Jul 4 Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • Jul 6 Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Jul 6 Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
  • Jul 7 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • Jul 8 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • Jul 16 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy Jr.

Jul 16 John F. Kennedy Jr, American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, dies in a plane crash at 38

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Jul 23 Hassan II [Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf], King of Morocco (1961-99), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Jul 27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, dies at 86
  • Jul 28 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, dies at 87
  • Aug 1 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • Aug 3 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", dies following a shootout with police officers at 44
  • Aug 4 Carl Toms, British stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two), dies at 72
  • Aug 5 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, dies at 97
  • Aug 10 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)