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1999 Historical Event(s)
- February 7, 1999 – Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
- February 16, 1999 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 21, 1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
- August 11, 1999 – The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
- September 12, 1999 – Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
- October 9, 1999 – The last flight of the SR-71.
- October 12, 1999 – The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
- 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 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.
- December 31, 1999 – The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties.
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 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- 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