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1999 Historical Event(s)
- February 16, 1999 – In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
- April 8, 1999 – Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
- April 30, 1999 – Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
- 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 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.
- July 20, 1999 – Falun Gong is banned in the People’s Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
- July 23, 1999 – Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
- August 7, 1999 – The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.
- 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.
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 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- September 22, 1999 – Tallan Latz, American blues guitarist
- December 16, 1999 – Bryce Robinson, American actor