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1999 Historical Event(s)
- February 4, 1999 – The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 24, 1999 – Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
- 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.
- April 8, 1999 – Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
- July 20, 1999 – Falun Gong is banned in the People’s Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
- September 7, 1999 – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
- September 30, 1999 – Japan’s second worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
- 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 18, 1999 – NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
Who Were Born On 1999?
- January 5, 1999 – Marc Yu, American musician
- January 18, 1999 – Karan Brar, American actor
- March 13, 1999 – Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
- March 25, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- May 5, 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- 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