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1999 Historical Event(s)
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 11, 1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- March 20, 1999 – Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
- March 21, 1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
- April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.
- June 9, 1999 – Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
- August 31, 1999 – A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.
- October 22, 1999 – Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
- October 26, 1999 – Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
- 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
- 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
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- October 15, 1999 – Bailee Madison, American child actress