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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 12, 1999 – Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
- April 1, 1999 – Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
- April 5, 1999 – Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
- May 7, 1999 – In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
- 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.
- May 29, 1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
- July 1, 1999 – The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1999?
- 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
- 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 22, 1999 – Tallan Latz, American blues guitarist