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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 29, 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
- May 29, 1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
- June 9, 1999 – Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
- July 23, 1999 – Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
- August 26, 1999 – Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
- September 7, 1999 – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
- 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 21, 1999 – The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.
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 5, 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- 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 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress