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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 3, 1999 – The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 23, 1999 – Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
- 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.
- May 3, 1999 – The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an F5 tornado killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This is the strongest tornado ever recorded with wind speeds of up to 318 mph.
- May 28, 1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- June 2, 1999 – The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
- August 19, 1999 – In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
- December 21, 1999 – The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.
Who Were Born On 1999?
- January 5, 1999 – Marc Yu, American musician
- March 13, 1999 – Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
- May 5, 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- September 29, 1999 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- December 16, 1999 – Bryce Robinson, American actor