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1999 Historical Event(s)
- 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 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 5, 1999 – Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
- March 11, 1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- May 27, 1999 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
- June 12, 1999 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- July 23, 1999 – Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
- September 23, 1999 – Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. Although some passengers only receive minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas’s history since 1960.
- November 27, 1999 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.
- December 14, 1999 – Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state’s infrastructure.
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 19, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- March 25, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- May 5, 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- July 30, 1999 – Joey King, American actress
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- October 15, 1999 – Bailee Madison, American child actress