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1999 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1999
MCMXCIX
Ab urbe condita2752
Armenian calendar1448
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԸ
Assyrian calendar6749
Bahá'í calendar155–156
Balinese saka calendar1920–1921
Bengali calendar1406
Berber calendar2949
British Regnal year47 Eliz. 2 – 48 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2543
Burmese calendar1361
Byzantine calendar7507–7508
Chinese calendar戊寅(Earth Tiger)
4695 or 4635
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4696 or 4636
Coptic calendar1715–1716
Discordian calendar3165
Ethiopian calendar1991–1992
Hebrew calendar5759–5760
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2055–2056
 - Shaka Samvat1920–1921
 - Kali Yuga5099–5100
Holocene calendar11999
Igbo calendar999–1000
Iranian calendar1377–1378
Islamic calendar1419–1420
Japanese calendarHeisei 11
(平成11年)
Javanese calendar1931–1932
Juche calendar88
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4332
Minguo calendarROC 88
民國88年
Nanakshahi calendar531
Thai solar calendar2542
Tibetan calendar阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
2125 or 1744 or 972
    — to —
阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2126 or 1745 or 973
Unix time915148800 – 946684799

1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1999th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 999th year of the , the 99th year of the , and the 10th and last year of the decade.

1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.

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Events

January

  • January 1 – The euro is established.
  • January 4 – Gunmen open fire on Shia Muslims worshiping in a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 16 and injuring 25.
  • January 10
    • Sanjeev Nanda kills 3 policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he is later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
    • The Sopranos debuts on HBO.
  • January 20 – The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
  • January 21 – In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 9,500 pounds (4.75 tons) of cocaine aboard headed for Houston.
  • January 25 – The 6.2 Mw Armenia, Colombia earthquake hits western Colombia, killing at least 1,000.
  • January 31Family Guy debuts on Fox.

February

  • February 4 – Unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.[1]
  • February 7 – King Hussein of Jordan dies from cancer, and his son Abdullah II inherits the throne.
  • February 11Pluto moves along its eccentric orbit further from the Sun than Neptune. It had been nearer than Neptune since 1979, and will become again in 2231.
  • February 12 – U.S. President Bill Clinton is acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate.
  • February 16
    • In Uzbekistan, an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov takes place at government headquarters.[2]
    • Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders.
  • February 21Sanna Sillanpää shoots 4 men, killing 3 at a shooting range in Finland.
  • February 22 – Moderate Iraqi Shiite cleric Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr is assassinated.
  • February 23
    • Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
    • White supremacist John William King is found guilty of kidnapping and killing African American James Byrd Jr. by dragging him behind a truck for 2 miles (3 km).
    • An avalanche destroys the village of Galtür, Austria, killing 31.
  • February 24LaGrand case: The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery in 1982 that led to a death. Karl's brother Walter is executed a week later, in spite of Germany's legal action in the International Court of Justice to attempt to save him.
  • February 27 – While trying to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.

March

  • March 1
    • One of 4 bombs detonated in Lusaka, Zambia, destroys the Angolan Embassy.
    • Rwandan Hutu rebels kill and dismember 8 foreign tourists at the Buhoma homestead, Uganda.
    • The Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines comes into force.
  • March 2 – The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas.
  • March 3Walter LaGrand is executed in the gas chamber in Arizona.
  • March 4 – In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying jet hit a gondola cable.
  • March 12 – Former Warsaw Pact members Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic join NATO.
  • March 15 – In Brussels, Belgium, the Santer Commission resigns over allegations of corruption.
  • March 21
    • Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
    • The 71st Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles with Shakespeare in Love winning Best Picture.
  • March 23 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
  • March 24
    • NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
    • A fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel kills 39 people, closing the tunnel for nearly 3 years.
  • March 25Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.
  • March 26
    • The Melissa worm attacks the Internet.
    • A Michigan jury finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • March 27Kosovo War: A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk is shot down by Serbian forces.
  • March 28 – The animated sci-fi TV sitcom Futurama debuts on FOX.
  • March 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.

April

  • April 1Nunavut, an Inuit homeland, is created from the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories to become Canada's third territory.
  • April 5
    • Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands. The United Nations suspends sanctions against Libya.
    • In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of Matthew Shepard.
  • April 7
    • Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Yugoslav forces to prevent Kosovo Albanians from leaving.
    • A bomb explodes at the Valley of the Fallen Church in Spain; GRAPO claims responsibility.
  • April 8 – Bill Gates' personal fortune makes him the wealthiest individual in the world due to the increased value of Microsoft stock.
  • April 9Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, president of Niger, is assassinated.
  • April 13 – Tercentenary celebrations of the creation of the Sikh Khalsa are held.
  • April 14
    • Kosovo War: NATO warplanes repeatedly bomb ethnic Albanian refugee convoys for 2 hours over a 12-mile stretch of road, after mistaking them for Serbian military trucks, between Đakovica and Dečani in western Kosovo, killing at least 73 refugees.
  • April 17 – A nail bomb, planted by David Copeland, explodes in the middle of a busy market in Brixton, South London.
  • April 18Wayne Gretzky retires as a player from the National Hockey League.
  • April 20Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves.
  • April 25 – The term of Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman as the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
  • April 26
    • Sultan Salahuddin of Selangor, becomes the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
    • British TV presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London.
  • April 30
    • Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bringing the total members to 10.
    • A third nail bomb (see April 17) explodes in The Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street, Soho, London, killing a pregnant woman and two friends and injuring 70 others, including her husband. This is part of a hate campaign against ethnic minorities and gay people by David Copeland.

May

  • May 2 – Norman J. Sirnic and Karen Sirnic are murdered by serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz in Weimar, Texas.
  • May 3
    • 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak: A devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, slams into southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing 36 people (+5 indirectly).
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time, at 11,014.70.
  • May 6 – Elections are held in Scotland and Wales for the new Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.
  • May 7
    • A jury finds The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show deceived Jonathan Schmitz into appearing on a secret same-sex crush episode.
    • Kosovo War: In the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 3 Chinese embassy workers are killed and 20 others wounded when a NATO B-2 aircraft mistakenly bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
    • In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  • May 8Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina.
  • May 12David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
  • May 13Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is elected President of Italy.
  • May 17Ehud Barak is elected prime minister of Israel.
  • May 26
    • The Indian Air Force launches an attack on intruding Pakistan Army troops and mujahideen militants in Kashmir.
    • The first Welsh Assembly in over 600 years opens in Cardiff.
    • The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona in which the English side Manchester United defeats the German side Bayern Munich 2-1.
  • May 27 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
  • May 28
    • Swedish police officers Robert Karlström (30) and Olov Borén (42) are wounded by 3 bank robbers armed with automatic weapons, and later executed with their own service pistols in Malexander, Sweden.
    • After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper is placed back on display in Milan, Italy.
  • May 29
    • Cathy O'Dowd, a South African mountaineer, becomes the first woman to summit Mount Everest from both the north and south sides.
    • Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Fourth Nigerian Republic is established with Olusegun Obasanjo as president.

June

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The iBook G3

  • June 1
    • Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.
    • American Airlines Flight 1420 overruns the runway in Little Rock, Arkansas; 11 people are killed.
  • June 2 – After decades of fighting off outside technological influences like television, the King of Bhutan allows television transmissions to commence in the Kingdom for the first time, coinciding with the King's Silver Jubilee (see Bhutan Broadcasting Service).
  • June 5 – The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria.
  • June 6 – In Brazil, 345 prisoners escape from Putim prison through the front gate.
  • June 8 – The government of Colombia announces it will include the estimated value of the country's illegal drug crops, exceeding half a billion US dollars, in its gross national product.
  • June 9Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
  • June 10
    • Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Yugoslav forces from Kosovo
    • An underground pipeline leaks 237,000 gallons (897,000 liters) of gasoline before exploding at Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham, Washington, killing 1 adult and 2 children.[3][4]
  • June 12
    • Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian/Operation Agricola begins: NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping forces KFOR enter the province of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
    • Texas Governor George W. Bush announces he will seek the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.
  • June 14Thabo Mbeki is elected President of South Africa.
  • June 18 – The J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots.
  • June 19Turin, Italy, is awarded the 2006 Winter Olympics.
  • June 30 – Twenty-three people die when fire consumes the Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.

July

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NASA's Lunar Prospector

  • July 1
    • The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
    • Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union's criminal intelligence agency becomes fully operational.
  • July 2Benjamin Nathaniel Smith begins a 3-day killing spree targeting racial and ethnic minorities in Illinois and Indiana.
  • July 5 – U.S. Army Pfc. Barry Winchell is bludgeoned in his sleep at Fort Campbell, Kentucky by fellow soldiers; he dies the next day from his injuries.
  • July 7 – In Rome, Hicham El Guerrouj runs the fastest mile ever recorded, at 3:43.13.
  • July 8 – A major flash flood in Las Vegas swamps hundreds of cars, smashes mobile homes and kills 2 people.
  • July 10 – American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
  • July 11 – India recaptures Kargil, forcing the Pakistan Army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict.
  • July 16 – Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette.
  • July 20
    • Mercury program: Liberty Bell 7 - piloted by Gus Grissom in 1961 - is raised from the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China under Jiang Zemin.
  • July 22 – The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft.
  • July 23
    • NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is launched.
    • ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo.
    • Mohammed VI of Morocco becomes king upon the death of his father Hassan II.
  • July 23July 25 – The Woodstock 99 festival is held in New York.
  • July 23 – 14 Kosovo Serb villagers are killed by ethnic Albanian gunmen in the village of Staro Gračko.
  • July 26 – The last Checker taxi cab is retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately $135,000.
  • July 27 – Twenty-one people die in a canyoning disaster near Interlaken, Switzerland.
  • July 31NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the lunar surface.

August

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1999 İzmit earthquake, Turkey

  • August 7 – Hundreds of Chechen guerrillas invade the Russian republic of Dagestan, triggering a short war.
  • August 8 – The first Callatis Festival, the largest music & culture festival in Romania, is held.
  • August 9 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • August 10
    • Buford O. Furrow, Jr. wounds 5 and kills 1 during the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting.
    • The Atlantique incident occurs as an intruding Pakistan Navy plane is shot down in India. The incident sparks tensions between the 2 nations, coming just a month after the end of the Kargil War.
  • August 11
    • A total solar eclipse is seen in Europe and Asia.
    • Salt Lake City tornado: A very rare F2 tornado strikes Salt Lake City, killing 1.
  • August 171999 İzmit earthquake: A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit and levels much of northwestern Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000. This is the first of a long series of unrelated but frequent earthquakes throughout the world during the years 1999 and 2000.
  • August 19 – In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević.
  • August 22
    • Mandarin Airlines Flight 642 crashes in Hong Kong.
    • GPS Week Numbers reset to 0.
  • August 26 - The Second Chechen War starts
  • August 30East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
  • August 31Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G4.

September

  • September 7
    • A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Athens, killing 143 and injuring more than 2,000.
    • Viacom and CBS merge.
  • September 8 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.
  • September 9Sega Dreamcast is released in North America as well as Sonic Adventure.
  • September 12 – Under international pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force, Indonesian president BJ Habibie announces that he will do so.
  • September 14Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • September 21 – The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.

October

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Mars Climate Orbiter during tests

  • October – NASA loses one of its probes, the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • October – Cold War: The last Russian military soldiers withdraw from the Baltic states ending Soviet/Russian military presence that lasted since 1940.
  • October 1Shanghai Pudong International Airport opens in China, taking over all international flights from Hongqiao.
  • October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.
  • October 12
    • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf and install ISI director Ziauddin Butt in his place. Senior Army generals refuse to accept the dismissal. Musharraf, who is out of the country, attempts to return in a commercial airliner. Sharif orders the Karachi airport to not allow the plane to land. The generals lead a coup d'état, ousting Sharif's administration and taking over the airport. The plane lands with only a few minutes of fuel to spare, and Musharraf takes control of the government.
    • Date selected by the UN as when the world population reaches 6 billion people.
  • October 13 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • October 15 – A National Geographic Society press conference reveals the fossil of Archaeoraptor (which is later found to be a forgery).
  • October 22Grand Theft Auto 2 is released on PlayStation.
  • October 27 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • October 29a super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people.
  • October 31
    • EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board. When the pilot leaves the cockpit, the co-pilot causes the Boeing 767 to enter a steep dive, resulting in impact with the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

November

  • November 6 – Australians defeat a referendum proposing the replacement of the Queen and the Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic.
  • November 9TAESA Flight 725, covering the route TijuanaGuadalajaraUruapan–Mexico City, crashes a few minutes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport, killing 18 people on board. This event causes the bankruptcy of the Mexican airline a few months later.
  • November 12 – The 7.2 Template:M Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people were killed and almost 5,000 were injured.
  • November 18 – The Aggie Bonfire collapses in College Station, Texas, killing 12.
  • November 19 – Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh of Trinidad and Tobago proposes that the United Nations create an International Men's Day, which is now commemorated every year on this same date.
  • November 20 – The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • November 21 – The film The Wizard of Oz begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day. On cable it is telecast several times a year, like most other films, rather than being shown only once annually.
  • November 23 – The National Assembly of Kuwait revokes a 1985 law that granted women's suffrage.
  • November 26 – The 7.5 Mw Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
  • November 27 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • November 30
    • The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming the largest corporation in the world.
    • WTO Protests – Protesters block delegates' entrance to WTO meetings in Seattle, United States.

December

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The Millennium Dome opened in London.

  • December – In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge was officially dissolved.
  • December 3
    • Six firemen from Worcester, Massachusetts were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse fire.
    • After rowing for 81 days and 2,962 nautical miles (5486 km), Tori Murden became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat alone, when she reached Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
    • NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander, moments before the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere.
  • December 18 – NASA launched the Terra platform into orbit, carrying 5 Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
  • December 20 – The sovereignty of Macau is transferred from the Portuguese Republic to the People's Republic of China after 442 years of Portuguese settlement.
  • December 22Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashed shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members were killed.
  • December 24Indian Airlines Flight 814 was hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal and Delhi, India; landed at Amritsar, India; Lahore, Pakistan; Dubai; and Kandahar, Afghanistan. The ordeal lasted for 7 days.
  • December 26Storm Lothar killed 137 people as it crossed France, southern Germany, and Switzerland.
  • December 27Storm Martin caused damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant.
  • December 30 – Former Beatle George Harrison was attacked at his home in Friar Park by 36-year-old Michael Abram.[5]
  • December 31
    • The U.S. turned over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977.
    • Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
    • Hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 814 ended with the release of all but one of the crew and passengers at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.

Births

January

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Karan Brar

  • January 1
    • Diamond White, American singer
    • Gianluca Scamacca, Italian footballer
  • January 2Ava Verdeflor, Filipino artistic gymnast
  • January 9
    • Li Zhuhao, Chinese swimmer
    • Maximiliano Romero, Argentinian footballer
  • January 12Nicolás Schiappacasse, Uruguayan footballer
  • January 18
    • Karan Brar, American actor
    • Mateus Ward, American actor
  • January 19Valentino Müller, Austrian footballer
  • January 24Shan Huanhuan, Chinese footballer
  • January 23
    • Alban Lafont, French footballer
    • Malang Sarr, French footballer
  • January 25Jai Waetford, Australian singer

February

  • February 4Mohammad Soltani Mehr, Irainian footballer
  • February 10Tiffany Espensen, Chinese actress
  • February 11Candace Hill, American track and field
  • February 19
    • Quinn Lord, Canadian actor
    • Georgia Coates, British swimmer
    • Hugo González, Spanish swimmer
  • February 25Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer

March

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Madison Beer

  • March 5Madison Beer, American singer
  • March 6Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Japanese athlete
  • March 16
    • Antonis Stergiakis, Greek footballer
    • Bailie Key, American artistic gymnast
  • March 21Mélusine Mayance, French child actress
  • March 24Arina Openysheva, Russian swimmer
  • March 25Jin Ji-hee, South Korean actress
  • March 29Ezequiel Barco, Argentinian footballer
  • March 31
    • Sawyer Fredericks, American singer-songwriter
    • Jens Odgaard, Danish footballer

April

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Isaac Hempstead Wright

  • April 1Jairus Aquino, Filipino actor
  • April 5
    • Sharlene San Pedro, Filipino actress
    • Maria Astashkina, Russian swimmer
  • April 6Kwesi Boakye, American actor
  • April 7Conner Rayburn, American actor
  • April 8José Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • April 9Isaac Hempstead Wright, British actor
  • April 18Michael Andrew, American swimmer
  • April 19David Salazar, Chilean footballer
  • April 24Jonathan Leko, English footballer
  • April 27Joel Asoro, Swedish footballer

May

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Sabrina Carpenter

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Brec Bassinger

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Lily-Rose Depp

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Cameron Boyce

  • May 2Andre Dozzell, English footballer
  • May 5Justin Kluivert, Dutch footballer
  • May 8
    • Maykel Massó, Cuban long jumper
    • Rebeca Andrade, Brazilian artistic gymnast
  • May 9Nozomi Ōhashi, Japanese actress
  • May 11Sabrina Carpenter, American actress
  • May 13Francis Magundayao, Filipino actor
  • May 18Teo Halm, American actor
  • May 25Brec Bassinger, American actress
  • May 26Kerry Ingram, British actress
  • May 27Lily-Rose Depp, French-American actress and model
  • May 28Cameron Boyce, American actor
  • May 30Sean Giambrone, American actor
  • May 31Khrystyna Dmytrenko, Ukrainian biathlete

June

  • June 1Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater
  • June 2Madison Leisle, American actress
  • June 11
    • Katelyn Nacon, American actress
    • Saxon Sharbino, American actress
  • June 14Chou Tzu-yu, Taiwanese singer
  • June 20
    • Yui Mizuno, Japanese singer/dancer
    • Kayla Maisonet, American actress
  • June 26Harley Quinn Smith, American actress
  • June 27Chandler Riggs, American actor

July

  • July 4Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer/dancer
  • July 9Claire Corlett, Canadian teen actress and singer
  • July 15Seda Tutkhalyan, Russian artistic gymnast
  • July 20Princess Alexandra of Hanover
  • July 30Joey King, American actress

August

  • August 3Brahim Díaz, Spanish footballer
  • August 4Kelly Gould, American actress
  • August 7Sydney McLaughlin, American hurdler and sprinter
  • August 9Ariana Guido, American child actress and comedian
  • August 12Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer
  • August 19Ethan Cutkosky, American actor
  • August 21Maxim Knight, American actor
  • August 22Dakota Goyo, Canadian actor
  • August 26Leonie Kullmann, German swimmer
  • August 28Prince Nikolai of Denmark

September

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Flavia Saraiva

  • September 7
    • Cameron Ocasio, American actor
    • Michelle Creber, Canadian actress and singer
  • September 13Ekaterina Borisova, Russian pair skater
  • September 14Emma Kenney, American actress
  • September 16Mao Yi, Chinese gymnast
  • September 21Alexander Isak, Swedish footballer
  • September 22
    • Kim Yoo Jung, South Korean actress
    • Erin Pitt, Canadian actress
  • September 30Flávia Saraiva, Brazilian artistic gymnast

October

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Bailee Madison

  • October 1Christopher Taylor, Jamaican sprinter
  • October 3Aramis Knight, American actor
  • October 13
    • Nell Tiger Free, British actress
    • Marton Barta, Hungarian swimmer
  • October 14
    • Daniel Roche, British actor
    • Laura Zeng, American rhythmic gymnast
  • October 15
    • Bailee Madison, American actress
    • Alexei Sancov, Moldovan swimmer
    • Ben Woodburn, Welsh footballer
  • October 23Joseph Andre Garcia, Filipino actor
  • October 27Amy Tinkler, British artistic gymnast
  • October 30Wang Yan, Chinese gymnast

November

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Kiernan Shipka

  • November 1Buddy Handleson, American actor
  • November 10
    • Kiernan Shipka, American actress
    • Armand Duplantis, Swedish pole vaulter
  • November 11Fan Yilin, Chinese artistic gymnast
  • November 14Ellis Hollins, British actor

December

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January

  • January 6Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist and composer (b. 1962)
  • January 11
    • Fabrizio De André, Italian singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
    • Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • January 14Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • January 21
    • Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
    • Gerda Ring, Norwegian stage actress and stage producer (b. 1891)
  • January 22Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • January 25Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • January 28Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  • January 31Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)

February

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Hussein of Jordan

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Glenn T. Seaborg

March

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Dusty Springfield

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Stanley Kubrick

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Joe DiMaggio

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Yehudi Menuhin

  • March 1Ann Corio, American dancer and actress (b. 1914)
  • March 2Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • March 3Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist (b. 1904)
  • March 4
    • Harry Blackmun, American judge (b. 1908)
    • Del Close, American actor, writer, and teacher (b. 1934)
  • March 5
    • Alfred Denning, Baron Denning, British lawyer and judge (b. 1899)
    • John Figueroa, Jamaican poet (b. 1920)
    • Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • March 7
    • Sidney Gottlieb, American intelligence official (b. 1918)
    • Stanley Kubrick, American film director and producer (b. 1928)
  • March 8Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • March 12Yehudi Menuhin, American violinist (b. 1916)
  • March 13Garson Kanin, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • March 17Ernest Gold, Austrian-born composer (b. 1921)
  • March 18Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (b. 1914)
  • March 21Ernie Wise, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • March 22David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • March 26David Holliday, British actor (b. 1937)
  • March 29Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
  • March 31Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (b. 1922)

April

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Willi Stoph

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Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin

  • April 3Lionel Bart, English composer (b. 1930)
  • April 4
    • Faith Domergue, American actress (b. 1924)
    • Bob Peck, British actor (b. 1945)
  • April 9Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, military President of Niger (b. 1949)
  • April 10Jean Vander Pyl, American television actress (b. 1919)
  • April 12Boxcar Willie, American country music singer (b. 1931)
  • April 13Willi Stoph, German politician, Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic (b. 1914)
  • April 14
    • Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
    • Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1931)
  • April 20
    • Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
    • Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (b. 1896)
  • April 21Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American silent film actor (b. 1904)
  • April 25
    • Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and Olympic official (b. 1914)
    • Herman Miller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1919)
  • April 26
    • Adrian Borland, British musician and producer (b. 1957)
    • Jill Dando, British television journalist (b. 1961)
  • April 27
    • Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922)
    • Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (b. 1914)
  • April 28
    • Rory Calhoun, American television and film actor (b. 1922)
    • Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist (b. 1921)
    • Sir Alf Ramsey, World Cup winning football manager (b. 1920)

May

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Owen Hart

  • May 2Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 3Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • May 8
    • Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921)
    • Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
    • Soeman Hs, Indonesian author and educator (b. 1904)
  • May 10
    • Shel Silverstein, American author and poet (b. 1930)
    • Eric Willis, Australian politician (b. 1922)
  • May 12Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • May 13Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • May 17Henry Jones, American actor (b. 1912)
  • May 18Betty Robinson, American athlete (b. 1911)
  • May 19
    • Alister Williamson, Australian actor (b. 1918)
    • Candy Candido, American voice actor (b. 1913)
  • May 23
    • Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
    • John T. Hayward, American admiral (b. 1908)
  • May 26
    • Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
    • Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)

June

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DeForest Kelley

July

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Sylvia Sidney

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John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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Sandra Gould

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Hassan II of Morocco

  • July 1
    • Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1957)
    • Edward Dmytryk, American film director (b. 1908)
    • Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927)
    • Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • July 2Mario Puzo, American author (b. 1920)
  • July 4Jack Watson, English actor (b. 1915)
  • July 6
    • Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (b. 1938)
    • Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • July 7Julie Campbell Tatham, American writer (b. 1908)
  • July 8Charles Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • July 11Helen Forrest, American jazz singer (b. 1917)
  • July 16John F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. (b. 1960)
  • July 19Jerold Wells, English actor (b. 1908)
  • July 20Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • July 23 – King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
  • July 25Raul Manglapus, Filipino politician (b. 1919)
  • July 28Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist (b. 1911)
  • July 29
    • Anita Carter, American singer (b. 1933)
    • Rajendra Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1929)

August

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Victor Mature

  • August 1Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bengali writer (b. 1897)
  • August 2Willie Morris, American writer (b. 1934)
  • August 3Leroy Vinnegar, American musician (b. 1928)
  • August 4Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
  • August 10
    • Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, American television executive and filmmaker (b. 1959)
    • Giuseppe Delfino, Italian fencer (b. 1921)
  • August 14
    • Lane Kirkland, American union leader (b. 1922)
    • Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • August 17Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (b. 1936)
  • August 23
    • Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b. 1926)
    • James White, Irish writer (b. 1928)
  • August 24Mary Jane Croft, American actress (b. 1916)
  • August 25Rob Fisher, British keyboardist and songwriter (b. 1956)

September

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George C. Scott

October

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Wilt Chamberlain

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Julius Nyerere

  • October 3Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • October 4
    • Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928)
    • Art Farmer, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • October 6
    • Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer and actress (b. 1920)
    • Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler and announcer (b. 1937)
  • October 7Helen Vinson, American actress (b. 1907)
  • October 8John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • October 9
    • Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani businessman (b. 1914)
    • Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923)
  • October 11Rafi Daham al-Tikriti, Iraqi intelligence director (b. 1937)
  • October 12Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (b. 1936)
  • October 14Julius Nyerere, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922)
  • October 19
    • Harry Bannink, Dutch composer and musician (b. 1929)
    • James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)
    • Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born Francophone lawyer and writer (b. 1900)
  • October 20Jack Lynch, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917)
  • October 21
    • Lars Bo, Danish artist and writer (b. 1924)
    • John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (b. 1918)
  • October 24John Chafee, American politician (b. 1922)
  • October 25Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
  • October 26
    • Rex Gildo, German singer (b. 1939)
    • Hoyt Axton, American actor and singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
    • Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter and director (b. 1910)
  • October 27
    • Frank De Vol, American arranger, composer, and actor (b. 1911)
    • Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • October 31Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)

November

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Amintore Fanfani

December

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Franjo Tuđman

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Rex Allen

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Desmond Llewelyn

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Shankar Dayal Sharma

  • December 2
    • Joey Adams, American comedian (b. 1911)
    • Charlie Byrd, American jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925)
  • December 3
    • Scatman John, American musician (b. 1942)
    • Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • December 4
    • Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936)
    • Nilde Iotti, Italian politician (b. 1920)
  • December 8
    • Péter Kuczka, Hungarian author (b. 1923)
    • Pupella Maggio, Italian actress (b. 1910)
  • December 10
    • Rick Danko, Canadian musician (b. 1943)
    • Franjo Tuđman, President of Croatia (b. 1922)
  • December 12
    • Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904)
    • Joseph Heller, American novelist (b. 1923)
  • December 17
    • Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1920)
    • Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • December 18Robert Bresson, French filmmaker (b. 1901)
  • December 19
    • Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)
    • Robert Dougall, British newsreader (b. 1913)
  • December 20
    • Irving Rapper, American film director (b. 1898)
    • Hank Snow, Canadian musician (b. 1914)
  • December 23John P. Davies, American diplomat (b. 1908)
  • December 24
    • Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, 152nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)
    • Joao Figueiredo, 30th President of Brazil (b. 1918)
    • Tito Guízar, Mexican singer and film actor (b. 1908)
  • December 26
  • December 27Leonard Goldenson, American television executive (b. 1905)
  • December 28Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
  • December 30Sarah Knauss, American supercentenarian (b. 1880)
  • December 31Elliot Richardson, American Attorney General (b. 1920)

Date unknown

  • Halil-Salim Jabara, Israeli Arab politician (b. 1913)
  • Prabhakar Thokal, Indian cartoonist (b. 1927)
  • Harold Tamblyn-Watts, British cartoonist (b. 1900)

Nobel Prizes

  • PhysicsGerardus 't Hooft and Martinus J. G. Veltman
  • ChemistryAhmed H. Zewail
  • Physiology or MedicineGünter Blobel
  • LiteratureGünter Grass
  • PeaceMédecins Sans Frontières
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelRobert Mundell

In fiction

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  • Computer/video games:
    • Released after 1999 and set in the historical year:
      • Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette (2000): The first stage takes place in 1999. The remainder of the game is set in 2000.
      • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Castlevania series, 2003): Julius Belmont is finally able to defeat Dracula for good and seal away his Castle.
    • Released in 1999 and stated to take place in that year:
      • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999) takes place during the last days of 1999.
    • Released before 1999 and set in the "future" year:
      • Smash TV (1990) is set in 1999. The 1991 follow-up, Total Carnage, is based also in 1999 in a war zone similar to the Gulf War.
      • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990) is set on December 24, 1999.
      • Chrono Trigger (1995): The apocalyptic Day of Lavos takes place on April 24.
  • Film:
    • Released after 1999 and set in the historical year:
      • Blood Diamond (2006)
      • Alpha Dog (2006)
    • Released in 1999 and stated to take place in that year:
      • Entrapment (1999): The film takes place during the week leading up to December 31.
      • End of Days (1999): The film involves Satan's plot to conquer the earth on New Year's Eve of '99.
      • The Matrix (1999): The year within the Matrix is said to be 1999.
      • Fight Club (1999) The year within Fight Club is said to be 1999, just before the beginning of the Millennium.
      • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
    • Released before 1999 and set in the "future" year:
  • Music:
    • Prince's 1982 song "1999" is about "party like it's 1999."
    • The Megadeth song "Set the World Afire", from their album So Far, So Good... So What!, contains the line "Distorted figures walk the Earth, it's 1999". The song, which is a protest, against nuclear weapons, was written in 1987, implying that the Earth could be nearly completely devastated by nuclear weapons in 12 years without any action taken against them.
    • A song by Huey Lewis and the News called "Back in Time" features the line "Is this the '50s, or 1999?"
    • New York rapper Joey Bada$$ released his debut mixtape titled "1999" on June 12, 2012.
  • Television:
    • Futurama: The series' protagonist, Fry, is accidentally cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999.
    • Space: 1999 (1975–77): A huge explosion sends the Moon hurtling out of Earth's orbit on September 13 (a Friday in the series, but not in reality).
    • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982–83): A huge spaceship appears high above Earth and crashes into an island in the Pacific, triggering a world war.
    • Three Super Sentai series — Chōjin Sentai Jetman (1991–92), Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (1995–1996), and Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive (1999–2000) — take place in 1999; likewise crucial events of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012–13) take place in this year
    • In Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006–07), 1999 is the year in which a meteor strikes the city of Shibuya and also spawns the Worm, an alien race that forms the main antagonist in the series. In the movie based on the show, the meteor was much bigger and also dried up the oceans, resulting in a post-apocalyptic world.
    • The Family Guy episode "Da Boom" is set on December 31, 1999.
    • In the TV series Quantum Leap (1988–1993), the Quantum Leap project is said to be launched in New Mexico, in 1999.
    • The 1996 Doctor Who television movie takes place from December 30, 1999 to January 1, 2000.
    • The flashback scenes of Ben aged 11 in Ben 10: Omniverse is set in 1999.

References

  1. The Diallo Verdict: The Overview; 4 Officers in Diallo Shooting Are Acquitted of All Charges The New York Times
  2. Cummings, Sally N. (2002). Power and change in Central Asia. p. 130.
  3. McClary, Daryl C. (June 11, 2003). "the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History". HistoryLink.org. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  4. Kira Millage (June 7, 2009). "Timeline of Bellingham pipeline explosion". Bellingham Herald. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  5. Lyall, Sarah (December 31, 1999). "George Harrison Stabbed in Chest by an Intruder". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
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