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1999 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1999 – The Euro currency is introduced in 11 countries - members of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden).
- January 25, 1999 – A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 23, 1999 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay’s Vice President Luis María Argaña.
- April 7, 1999 – The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
- July 6, 1999 – U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
- 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 3, 1999 – NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
- December 18, 1999 – NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
- 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?
- January 18, 1999 – Karan Brar, American actor
- March 19, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- 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