1999 in History – What happened in year 1999

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1999 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1999.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1999 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 januaryNewt Gingrich was narrowly re-elected as the speaker of the house.
25 januaryColombia is hit by Earthquake. It has been reported that 1,185 were killed in Armenia.
04 februaryAmadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, was shot and killed by four New York City Police Department plain-clothes officer, prompting outrage both within and without New York City.
04 februaryThe Panamanian-flagged freighter New Carissa ran aground near Coos Bay, Oregon, causing one of the worst oil spills in Oregon history.
07 februaryAbdullah II became the reigning King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan following the death of his father King Hussein.
12 februarySenate acquits the President Clinton who was lying under an oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewinsky case.
15 februaryAbdullah Öcalan, one of the founding members of the militantorganization the Kurdistan Workers' Party, was arrested by Turkishsecurity forces in Nairobi, Kenya.
05 marchPaul Okalik was elected as the first Premier of the Canadianterritory of Nunavut.
15 marchOn this year Pluto again became the outermost planet. Before some year it was discarded. But this year it was again included.
21 marchIn the 71st academy awards Oscar Ceremony which was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg; Shakespeare in Love, wins best picture, Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow won the lead acting awards among all.
26 marchJack Kevorkian, an American advocate for and practitioner of physician-assisted suicide, was found guilty of murder in the death of a terminally ill patient.
28 marchNCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at San Jose.
28 marchSerbian police and special forces killed at least 89 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Izbica, in the Drenica region of central Kosovo.
29 march17th NCAA women’s Basketball Championship held at Thunderdome St. Petersburg.
29 marchThe strongest earthquake to hit the foothills of the Himalayas in more than ninety years killed 103 people.
09 aprilPresident of Niger Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara was shot to death by soldiers in Niamey.
14 aprilA storm dropped an estimated 500,000 tonnes of hailstones inSydney and along the east coast of New South Wales, causing about A$2.3billion in damages, the costliest natural disaster in Australianinsurance history.
20 aprilTwo disaffected students brought guns to their high school in Columbine, Colorado and murdered twelve students, one teacher and then killed themselves.
20 aprilStudents Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold embarked on a massacre,killing 13 people and wounding over 20 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
02 mayMireya Moscoso became the first woman to be elected President Of Panama.
08 mayNancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college of South Carolina on May 8, 1999. She had received degree in business administration with magna cum laude honors.
24 mayFormer President of Serbia Slobodan Miloševic was indictedfor war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
27 mayThe fifth Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission, PSLV-C2, took off, marks an important milestone in the Indian Space Programme. This is the first time that an Indian launch vehicle carried multiple satellites, one primary satellite IRS-P4, a 1036 kg Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS-P4) or OCEANSAT-1; and two auxiliary payloads into 720 km polar Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
30 maySpace Shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station. Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five built. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.
31 mayIndia rejected UN's offer to send special envoy to defuse indo-pak tensions.The tensions were raised due to Kargil War. The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC).
02 juneBhutan ended its status as the only country in the world toprohibit television when the state-run Bhutan Broadcasting Service cameon the air.
09 juneA peace treaty was signed by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO during the Kosovo War. It was a war fought between the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), with air support from the NATO. The war was lasted from 28 February 1998 until 11 June 1999.
12 juneIn the aftermath of the bombing of Yugoslavia and the KosovoWar, the NATO-led Kosovo Force entered Kosovo with a mandate of establishing a secure environment in the territory.
13 juneThe Indian army secures the strategic Tololing peak in the Dras sector during Kargil war. The capture of the Tololing complex paved the way for successive assaults to be launched on the Tiger Hill complex from several directions. Tiger Hill was re-captured on July 5, 1999.
14 juneThabo Mbeki took office as the second President of SouthAfrica.

Famous birthdays in the year 1999:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 JuneKim So-hyun / Actress / South Korea
04 MayNathan Chen / Skater / United States of America
05 AprilSharlene San Pedro / Actress / Philippines
06 SeptemberPatrick Brasca / Singer / Canada
06 January Elena Radionova / Figure Skater / Russia
07 February Bea Miller / Actress / United States of America
09 AugustDeniss Vasiļjevs / Figure Skater / Latvia
10 NovemberKiernan Shipka / Actress / United States of America
11 MaySabrina Carpenter / Actress / United States of America
14 JuneChou Tzu-yu / Singer / Taiwan
15 AprilDenis Shapovalov / Tennis Player / Canada
16 AugustKaren Chen / Figure Skater / United States of America
18 MayLaura Omloop / Singer / Belgium
19 NovemberEvgenia Medvedeva / Figure Skater / Russia
20 JuneYui Mizuno / Singer / Japan
22 MayCamren Bicondova / Actress / United States of America
25 February Gianluigi Donnarumma / Footballer / Italy
27 OctoberHaruka Kudo / Actress / Japan
28 JuneMarkéta Vondroušová / Tennis Player / Czech Republic
31 OctoberLéa Serna / Figure Skater / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1999:

YearName / Profession / Country
21 JanuaryRubina Ali / Actress / India
29 OctoberAditi Bhatia / Actress / India
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