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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 26, 1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
- March 28, 1999 – Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
- May 7, 1999 – Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
- May 25, 1999 – The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
- August 15, 1999 – Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
- October 13, 1999 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
- November 30, 1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
- December 7, 1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement.
- 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 18, 1999 – Karan Brar, American actor
- March 13, 1999 – Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
- March 19, 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- July 30, 1999 – Joey King, American actress
- August 22, 1999 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- September 29, 1999 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- December 16, 1999 – Bryce Robinson, American actor