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Ab urbe condita 2752
Armenian calendar 1448
Bahá'í calendar 155 – 156
Buddhist calendar 2543
Coptic calendar 1715 – 1716
Ethiopian calendar 1991 – 1992
Hebrew calendar 5759 5760
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 - Vikram Samvat 2054 – 2055
 - Shaka Samvat 1921 – 1922
 - Kali Yuga 5100 – 5101
Holocene calendar 11999
Iranian calendar 1377 – 1378
Islamic calendar 1419 – 1420
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(平成 11年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2659
Julian calendar 2044
Korean calendar 4332
Thai solar calendar 2542
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1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year that started on a Friday (link will display full calendar). In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1999th year of Anno Domini; the 999th year of the 2nd millennium; and the 99th year of the 20th century. It was also the 10th and last year of the 1990s. The year 1999 was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations.



  • 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 three policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
  • January 20 – The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafes.
  • 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, Texas.
  • January 25 – A 6.1 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia, killing at least 1,000.


  • February 2Hugo Chávez becomes President of Venezuela.
  • 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 10Avalanches in the French Alps near Geneva kill at least 10.
  • 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 12U.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 21 – The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and 1 wounded at a shooting range.
  • 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).
  • February 23 – 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 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 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 12Hungary, 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, California 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. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
    • 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 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.


  • 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 Serbian forces to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving.
    • A bomb explodes at the Valley of the Fallen Church in Spain; GRAPO claims responsibility.
  • April 8 – Bill Gates personal fortune exceeds 100 Billion U.S. dollars, due to the increased value of Microsoft stock.
  • April 9Ibrahim Baré Maînassara, 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 bombed ethic Albanian refugee convoys for two hours over twelve-mile stretch of road after mistaking it 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 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 Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, Sultan of Selangor, becomes the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
    • British T.V 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 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 Moore, Oklahoma, killing 38 people.
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time, at 11,014.70.
  • May 5 – Microsoft releases Windows 98 (Second Edition), from 1998.
  • 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, three Chinese embassy workers were killed and 20 others wounded when a NATO B-2 aircraft mistakenly bombed a 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 19Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in theaters. It becomes the highest grossing Star Wars film.
  • 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 defeat 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 three bank robbers armed with automatic weapons, and later executed with their own service pistols in Malexander, see Malexander murders.
    • 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.
  • May 30Travel Midland Metro enters public service.


The iBook G3

  • June 1
    • Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.
    • American Airlines Flight 1420 overruns the runway in Little Rock, Arkansas killing 11 people.
  • 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 Serbian 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 one adult and two children. [3][4]
  • June 12
  • 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 lead 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.


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 became 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 11India 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 piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. crashes, killing him and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette.
  • July 20
  • July 22 – The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft.
  • July 23
    • 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 25Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France.
  • 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 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 9Russian 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 August 1999 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 30East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
  • August 31Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G4.


  • 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 was released in North America as well as Sonic Adventure.
  • September 12 – Under international pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force, Indonesian president BJ Habibie announced on 12 September that he would 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 – NASA loses one of its probes, the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • October 1Pudong International Airport opens in Shanghai, China, taking over all international flights to Hongqiao.

Mars Climate Orbiter during tests

  • October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.
  • October 10 – Elections are held in Portugal.
  • 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 27 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 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 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 TijuanaGuadalajaraUruapanMexico 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 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Duzce and northwestern Turkey, killing 845 and injuring 4,948.
  • November 18 – The Aggie Bonfire collapses in College Station, TX, killing 12.
  • November 19 – Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh of Trinidad and Tobago proposes that the UN 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 26 – An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu.
  • 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 blocked delegates' entrance to WTO meetings in Seattle, Washington, USA.


The Millennium Dome opens in London.

  • December 3
    • After rowing for 81 days and 2,962 nautical miles (5486 km), Tori Murden becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat alone, when she reaches Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
    • NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander, moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
  • December 18 – NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform, 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 422 years of Portuguese rule.
  • December 22Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members were killed.
  • 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 31
    • The U.S. turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977.
    • Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

Dates Unknown[]

  • In Cambodia the Khmer Rouge is officially dissolved some time in December.





  • February 1
    • Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
    • Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television personality (b. 1943)
  • February 5Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • February 6
    • Jimmy Roberts, American singer (b. 1924)
    • Don Dunstan, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • February 7 – King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • February 8Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)
  • February 9Bryan Mosley, English actor (b. 1931)
  • February 14John Ehrlichman, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1925)
  • February 15
    • Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
    • Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • February 17Sunshine Parker, American actor (b. 1927)
  • February 18Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • February 20
    • Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
    • Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • February 21Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1918)
  • February 22William Bronk, American poet (b. 1918)
  • February 24
    • Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (b. 1936)
    • Virginia Foster Durr, American civil rights activist (b. 1903)
    • Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • February 25Glenn Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • February 26José Quintero, Panamanian director (b. 1924)
  • February 28Bill Talbert, American tennis player (b. 1918)


Joe DiMaggio

  • March 1Ann Corio, American dancer and actress (b. 1914)
  • March 2Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • March 3Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • March 4
    • Harry Blackmun, American judge (b. 1908)
    • Del Close, American actor, writer, and teacher (b. 1934)
  • March 5Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • March 7
    • Sidney Gottlieb, American Central Intelligence Agency official (b. 1918)
    • Stanley Kubrick, American film director and producer (b. 1928)
  • March 8Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • March 12Yehudi Menuhin, American-born 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 26David Holliday, British actor (b. 1937)
  • March 29Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
  • March 31Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (b. 1922)


  • April 3Lionel Bart, English composer (b. 1930)
  • April 4
    • Faith Domergue, American actress (b. 1924)
    • Bob Peck, British actor (b. 1945)
  • April 10Jean Vander Pyl, American television actress (b. 1919)
  • April 12Boxcar Willie, American country music singer (b. 1931)
  • 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)
    • Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, American students who committed the Columbine High School massacre (both born 1981)
    • Rachel Scott, first victim of Columbine High School massacre (b. 1981)
    • Cassie Bernall, victim of Columbine High School massacre (b. 1981)
    • William David "Dave" Sanders, sole teacher killed in Columbine High School massacre (b. 1951)
  • April 21
    • Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American silent film actor (b. 1904)
  • April 25
    • Lord 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) (The Sound)
    • 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, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  • April 30Sir Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)


  • May 2Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 8
    • Sir Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921)
    • Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1963)
  • May 10
    • Shel Silverstein, American author and poet (b. 1930)
    • Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (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 19Alister Williamson, Australian actor (b. 1918)
  • May 23
    • Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
    • John T. Hayward, American admiral (b. 1908)
  • May 26Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)


DeForest Kelley

  • June 5Mel Torme, American singer (b. 1925)
  • June 6Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1927)
  • June 9Maurice Journeau, French composer (b. 1898)
  • June 11DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • June 23Buster Merryfield, British Actor (b. 1920)
  • June 16Screaming Lord Sutch, English politician (b. 1940)
  • June 25Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • June 27
    • Isaac C. Kidd, Jr., American admiral (b. 1919)
    • Jorgos Papadopoulos, military ruler of Greece (b. 1919)
  • June 29Allan Carr, American producer (b. 1937)


John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Hassan II of Morocco

  • July 1
    • Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-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)
    • Joaquin 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 actor and son of John F. Kennedy (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 26Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • July 29
    • Anita Carter, American singer (b. 1933)
    • Rajendra Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1929)




Wilt Chamberlain

  • October 6
    • Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese Fado legend (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 pioneer in microcredit and microfinance (b. 1914)
    • Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923)
  • October 11Rafi' Daham Al-Tikriti, Director of the Iraqi Intelligence Service (b. 1937)
  • October 12Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (b. 1936)
  • October 14Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania (b. 1922)
  • October 19
    • Harry Bannink, Dutch composer and musician (b. 1929)
    • James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 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 1Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
  • November 3Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
  • November 9Mabel King, American actress (b. 1932)
  • November 11Mary Kay Bergman, American actress (b. 1961)
  • November 15Gene Levitt, American television writer, producer, and director (b. 1920)
  • November 16Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • November 18
    • Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)
    • Horst P. Horst, German-American photographer (b. 1906)
    • Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
  • November 21Quentin Crisp, English writer (b. 1908)
  • November 29
    • Gene Rayburn, American television personality (b. 1917)
    • Iwamoto Kaoru, Japanese professional Go player (b. 1902)
  • November 30Charlie Byrd, American Jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925)


Franjo Tuđman

Desmond Llewelyn

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, 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

Templeton Prize[]

  • Ian Barbour

In fiction[]

  • 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) all game takes place on 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.
    • Released before 1999 and set in the "future" year:
      • Strange Days (1995): The film takes place leading up to New Year's Eve, 1999.
      • Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994)
      • Until the End of the World (1991)
      • Class of 1999 (1990)
      • Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
      • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
      • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): The first scenes of the future take place in the year 1999.
      • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991): Set ten years after the events of A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • 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?"
  • Television:
    • Futurama: The series' protagonist, Fry, is accidentally cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999.
    • Dragon Ball Z ("Transformed at Last," October 18, 1999): Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan for the first time in the United States; aired on Toonami, a now-defunct block on Cartoon Network.
    • Space: 1999 (1975–1977): 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 (1982–1983): A huge spaceship appears high above Earth and crashes into an island in the Pacific, triggering a world war.
    • Three Super Sentai series — Choujin Sentai Jetman (1991–1992), Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (1995–1996), and Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGo-V (1999–2000) — take place in 1999.
    • Hunter × Hunter (TV Anime Series) (1999–2001) Gon Freecs, a young boy, is aiming to become a Hunter to search for his father. He meets some new friends during the Exam, and the struggles he must face on his quest will be beyond anything he's ever imagined.
    • In Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006–2007), 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.


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People of the year 1999 at Familypedia

36 people were born in 1999

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Maria Elisabetha Setzer (-)Ivone hurtadoPedro angeles
Steven Joseph Barbier (1999)Jason Joseph Barbier (1976)Amy Samantha Anderson (1974)
Judah Bateman (1999)Tim Bateman (1955)Jonelle Hassell (1969)
Elisabeta-Maria Biarneix (1999-)Alain Michel Léonce Biarneix (1957-)Sofia a României (1957-)
Gaspard Crépy (1999-)Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969-)Clothilde d'Orléans (1968-)
Benjamin Dineen (1999)Steve Dineen (1967)Gina Kash (1970)
Janai GilmerWilliam GilmerTricia Cannady
Kelly Victoria Gould (1999)Tom Gould (1958)Valerie R. Zisser (1960-2015)
Zachary Isaac Karpeles (1999)Curtis Karpeles (1975)Marcey Benedict (1978)
Emma Rose Lima (1999)Kevin Lima (1962)Brenda Chapman (1962)
Anna Lombardo di San Chirico (1999-)Francesco Lombardo di San Chirico (1968-)Mafalda di Savoia-Aosta (1969-)
Matheus Lopes Tito (1999)Marcelo Luiz Tito (1968)Patricia Lopes Tito (1970)
Johnny Lounsbery (1999)Dan Lounsbery (1961)Lani Lutar (1966)
Enrico Lante Lucchesi Palli (1999-)Roberto Lucchesi Palli (1943-)Elisabeth Gartner (1960-)
Samuel McDonald (1999-)William McDonald (bef1997-)Carolyn Theresa Canfield (1969-)
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1 children were born to the 14 women born in 1999

199 people died in 1999

 FatherMotherAge at death
Amy Lyn Acker (1945-1999)
Bryce Ackerman (1949-1999)Abraham Ackerman (1900-1968)Martha Apter (1899-1958)
Charles Francis Adams (1910-1999)Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954)Frances Lovering (1869-1956)
Sarah Adlington (1933-1999)
Michael Ainslie (1930-1999)Hugh Ainslie (1910-1969)Alicia Boylan (1906-1970)
Barbara Al-Fasi (1941-1999)
Harold Bernard Alford (1919-1999)Samuel Nathaniel Alford (1885-1961)Hattie Jane Magee (1890-1973)
Romeo Almirante (1912-1999)
Gladys Anderberg (1934-1999)
Stephanie Anschütz (1917-1999)
Miguel Aquino (1920-1999)
Susan Arcenaux (1952-1999)Abraham Arcenaux (1924-1994)Michelle Bensaïd (1920-1960)
Rudger Clayton Atkin (1926-1999)Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989)Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Amelia Axford (1918-1999)
Katherine Axtell (1919-1999)
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2078 people lived in 1999

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
Hannah Abs (1930-2006)
Samuel Achs (1919-2014)Morris L. Achs (1890-1958)Etta Schneir (1896-1960)
Amy Lyn Acker (1945-1999)
Bryce Ackerman (1949-1999)Abraham Ackerman (1900-1968)Martha Apter (1899-1958)
Bert Junior Adair (1925-2011)Dagbert Moroni Adair (1888-1952)Fiametta Smith (1890-1974)
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Events of the year 1999 at Familypedia

23 people were married in 1999.

 Joined with
Alexandru Ghika (1965-)Marianne Sass (1969-)
David Robert Joseph Beckham (1975)Victoria Caroline Adams (1974)
Carter Benedict Burwell (1954)Christine Sciulli (1962)
Nadine Allison Campbell (1977)James Anthony Strummer (1972)
Constanze Engelbrecht (1955-2000)François Nocher (1944)
Sophie Lavinia Fraser (1971)Simon Barber (c1971)
Lubica Gabriskova (1970-)Klaas Jan Tol (1966-)
Helen Elizabeth Hunt (1963)Henry Albert Azaria (1964)+Matthew McNair Carnahan (1961)
Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964)Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones (1965-)
Keith Rupert Murdoch (1931)Patricia Booker ()+Anna Maria Torv (1944)+邓文迪 (1968)
Philippe MéailleCarine Glehen
Marianne Sass (1969-)Alexandru Ghika (1965-)
Jerome Allen Seinfeld (1954)Nina Danielle Sklar (1971)
James Anthony Strummer (1972)Nadine Allison Campbell (1977)
Raquel Welch (1940)James Westley Welch (c1940) + Patrick Curtis (1938) + André Weinfeld (1947) + Richard Palmer (c1954)
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There were 0 military battles in 1999.

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