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Year 1999 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 3 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stephen Hendry of Scotland defeats Welshman Mark Williams, 18-11 for a record 7th world crown
  • Jul 25 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating

Sports Stars Born in 1999

  • Jan 13 Nasa Hataoka, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2018 runner-up), born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • Feb 28 Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball guard (EuroLeague MVP 2018; NBA Rookie of the Year 2019; Dallas Mavericks), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mar 14 Marvin Bagley III, American NBA player (Detroit Pistons), born in Temple, Arizona
  • Apr 14 Chase Young American NFL player (Washington Commanders), born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • May 30 Guanyu Zhou, Chinese racing driver (first Chinese F1 driver), born in Shanghai, China

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Sports Stars Married in 1999

  • May 21 NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Jun 5 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen
  • Jun 12 Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City

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