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1999 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1999 – The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
- January 14, 1999 – Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
- February 15, 1999 – Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 1999 – The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany’s legal action to attempt to save him.
- March 11, 1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- June 1, 1999 – American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
- November 11, 1999 – The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
- December 22, 1999 – Korean 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 are killed.
- December 31, 1999 – Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
Who Were Born On 1999?
- March 13, 1999 – Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
- March 25, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- July 30, 1999 – Joey King, American actress
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- September 22, 1999 – Tallan Latz, American blues guitarist
- September 29, 1999 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- October 15, 1999 – Bailee Madison, American child actress
- December 16, 1999 – Bryce Robinson, American actor