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1999 Historical Event(s)
- January 10, 1999 – Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
- 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 11, 1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- April 5, 1999 – Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
- April 7, 1999 – The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
- 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.
- July 9, 1999 – Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
- November 19, 1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
Who Were Born On 1999?
- January 5, 1999 – Marc Yu, American musician
- March 13, 1999 – Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
- May 28, 1999 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor
- July 20, 1999 – Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- July 30, 1999 – Joey King, American actress
- August 28, 1999 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
- September 4, 1999 – Kali Majors, American actress
- September 22, 1999 – Tallan Latz, American blues guitarist
- September 29, 1999 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- December 16, 1999 – Bryce Robinson, American actor