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1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1999th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 999th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 99th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1990s decade.
1999 was designated as the
International Year of Older Persons.
March 3 – Walter LaGrand is executed in the gas chamber in Arizona.
March 4 – In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying EA-6B Prowler hit a gondola cable.
March 12 – Former Warsaw Pact members Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic join NATO.
March 15 – In Brussels, Belgium, the Santer Commission resigns over allegations of corruption.
March 23 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
March 25 – Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.
March 26 – The Melissa worm attacks the Internet.
March 27 – Kosovo War: A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk is shot down by Yugoslav forces. March 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.
April 1 – Nunavut, an Inuit homeland, is created from the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories to become Canada's third territory.
April 7 – Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Yugoslav forces to prevent Kosovar Albanians from leaving.
April 8 – Bill Gates's personal fortune makes him the wealthiest individual in the world due to the increased value of Microsoft stock.
April 9 – Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, president of Niger, is assassinated.
April 14 – Kosovo War: NATO warplanes repeatedly bomb ethnic Albanian refugee convoys for 2 hours over a 12-mile stretch of road, after mistaking them for Yugoslav military trucks, between ?akovica and De?ani in western Kosovo, killing at least 73 refugees.
April 17 – A nail bomb, the first of three planted by David Copeland over a fortnight, explodes in the middle of a busy market in Brixton, South London.
April 20 – Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado, teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves.
June 1 - Napster, a music downloading service, debuts.
June 2 - The King of Bhutan allows television transmissions to commence in the Kingdom for the first time, coinciding with the King's Silver Jubilee.
June 5 - The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria.
June 8 - The government of Colombia announces it will include the estimated value of the country's illegal drug crops, exceeding half a billion US dollars, in its gross national product.
June 9 - Kosovo War: Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty to end their hostilities.
June 10 - Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milo?evi? agrees to withdraw Yugoslav forces from Kosovo.
June 14 - Thabo Mbeki is elected president of South Africa.
June 16 - Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated as the second president of South Africa, marking the first peaceful transfer of executive power in the country's post-democratization history. 
June 18 - The J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots.
June 19 - Turin, Italy, is awarded the 2006 Winter Olympics.
June 24 - Kosovo War: NATO marines shoot three gunmen in Kosovo, Yugoslavia after being attacked by the latter, killing one of them and injuring the other two.  
June 25 - Bosnia and Herzegovina gets a new national anthem.  June 30 - Twenty-three people die in a fire at the Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.
July 7 – In Rome, Hicham El Guerrouj runs the fastest mile ever recorded, at 3:43.13.
July 10 – American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
July 11 – India recaptures Kargil, forcing the Pakistani army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict.
July 16 – Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette.
July 23 – Fourteen Kosovar Serb villagers are killed by ethnic Albanian gunmen in the village of Staro Gra?ko.
July 27 – Twenty-one people die in a canyoning disaster at the Saxetenbach Gorge near Interlaken, Switzerland. July 31 – NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the lunar surface.
September 7 – The 6.0 M w Athens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX ( Violent), killing 143, injuring 800-1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.
September 8 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.
September 9 – The Sega Company introduces in American market the new game console with the name Dreamcast.
September 12 – Under international pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force, Indonesian president BJ Habibie announces that he will do so.
September 14 – Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations. September 21 – The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.
October October –
NASA loses one of its probes, the . Mars Climate Orbiter
October 1 – Shanghai Pudong International Airport opens in China, taking over all international flights from Hongqiao.
October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.
October 12 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, who is out of the country. The generals lead a coup d'état, ousting Sharif's administration, and Musharraf takes control of the government.
October 13 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
October 27 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and six other members.
October 29 – A super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people.
October 30 - 1999 Inchon bar fire: A pub catches fire in Inchon, South Korea, killing 56 people. October 31
December 5 – Bolivian municipal elections, the first election contested by Evo Morales' Movement for Socialism.
December 18 – NASA launched the Terra platform into orbit, carrying 5 Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
December 20 – The sovereignty of Macau is transferred from the Portuguese Republic to the People's Republic of China after 442 years of Portuguese settlement.
December 26 – Cyclones Lothar and Martin killed 140 people as they crossed France, southern Germany, and Switzerland.
December 27 – Storm Martin caused damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant. December 31
April 1 – Jairus Aquino, Filipino actor
April 2 – Sophie Reynolds, American actress
April 3 – Arisha Razi, Pakistani actress
April 9 – Lil Nas X, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
April 15 – Denis Shapovalov, Canadian tennis player
April 16 – Wendell Carter, American basketball player
April 18 – Michael Andrew, American swimmer
April 19 – Corentin Moutet, French tennis player
April 20 – Carly Rose Sonenclar, American actress and singer April 30 – Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster
May 2 – Andre Dozzell, English footballer
May 11 – Sabrina Carpenter, American actress, singer, and songwriter
May 13 – Francis Magundayao, Filipino actor
May 18 – Teo Halm, American actor
May 22 – Camren Bicondova, American actress and dancer
May 24 – Charlie Plummer, American actor
May 25 – Ibrahima Konaté, French footballer
May 28 – Cameron Boyce, American actor (d. 2019) May 30 – Sean Giambrone, American actor
June 1 – Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater
June 2 – Madison Leisle, American actress
June 3 – Dan-Axel Zagadou, French footballer
June 10 – Rafael Leão, Portuguese footballer
June 14 – Chou Tzu-yu, Taiwanese singer
June 18 – Trippie Redd, American rapper
June 21 – Natalie Alyn Lind, American actress
June 22 – Cam Akers, American football player
June 24 – Mads Roerslev, Danish footballer
June 26 – Harley Quinn Smith, American actress
June 27 – Chandler Riggs, American actor June 29 – Nikita Volodin, Russian pair skater
July 1 – Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
July 2 – Nicolò Zaniolo, Italian footballer
July 4 – Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer and dancer
July 6 – Denis Khodykin, Russian pair skater
July 9 – Claire Corlett, American actress and singer
July 12 – Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Malaysian diver
July 13 – Leong Jun Hao, Malaysian badminton player
July 15 – Seda Tutkhalyan, Russian artistic gymnast
July 19 – Kim So-hye, South Korean actress and singer
July 28 – Troy Brown Jr., American basketball player July 30 – Joey King, American actress
August 2 – Emma Bale, Belgian singer
August 4 – Kelly Gould, American actress
August 7 – Sydney McLaughlin, American hurdler and sprinter
August 10 – Ja Morant, American basketball player
August 12 – Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer
August 16 – Karen Chen, American figure skater
August 19 – Ethan Cutkosky, American actor
August 21 – Maxim Knight, American actor
August 26 – Leonie Kullmann, German swimmer
August 28 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark August 31 – Miomir Kecmanovi?, Serbian tennis player
March 2 - Dusty Springfield, English pop singer (b. 1939)
March 7 - Stanley Kubrick, American film director and producer (b. 1928)
March 12 - Yehudi Menuhin, American violinist (b. 1916)
March 14 - Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
March 19 - Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
March 22 - David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
March 24 - Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)
March 29 - Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
March 30 - Igor Netto, Soviet-Russian footballer (b. 1930) March 31 - Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (b. 1922)
April 9 - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Nigerese military officer, 5th President of Niger (b. 1949)
April 10 - Jean Vander Pyl, American television actress (b. 1919)
April 13 - Willi Stoph, German politician, 2-time Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic (b. 1914)
April 15 - Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer and race car designer (b. 1944)
April 16 - Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer and songwriter (b. 1946)
April 19 - Hermine Braunsteiner, German Nazi prison guard (b. 1919)
April 20 - Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958))
April 21 - Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)
April 22 - Bert Remsen, American actor (b. 1925)
April 27 - Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) April 28
May 2 - Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
May 10 - Shel Silverstein, American author and poet (b. 1930)
May 12 - Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
May 13 - Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
May 17 - Henry Jones, American actor (b. 1912)
May 18 - Betty Robinson, American athlete (b. 1911)
May 19 - Candy Candido, American voice actor (b. 1913)
May 21 - Vanessa Brown, Austrian-born American actress (b. 1928)
May 23 - Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965) May 26 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
August 1 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bengali writer (b. 1897)
August 4 - Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
August 7 - Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
August 10 - Giuseppe Delfino, Italian fencer (b. 1921)
August 11 - Hendrick Chin A Sen, 2nd Prime Minister of Suriname (b. 1934)
August 13 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (b. 1960)
August 14 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
August 17 - Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (b. 1936)
August 22 - Aleksandr Demyanenko, Russian film and theater actor (b. 1937) August 23 - James White, Irish writer (b. 1928)
September 6 - Lagumot Harris, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)
September 8 - Moondog, American musician and composer (b. 1916)
September 9 - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
September 10 - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
September 11 - Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (b. 1972)
September 12 - Allen Stack, American swimmer (b. 1928)
September 14 - Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
September 17 - Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
September 20 - Raisa Gorbacheva, Soviet first lady (b. 1932)
September 22 - George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
September 24 - Ester Boserup, Danish economist (b. 1910) September 25 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)
October 2 - Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Albanian Islamic scholar (b. 1914)
October 3 - Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
October 11 - Galina Bystrova, Soviet athlete (b. 1934)
October 12 - Wilt Chamberlain, American professional basketball player (b. 1936)
October 14 - Julius Nyerere, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922)
October 17 - Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American physicist (b. 1915)
October 19 - Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born Francophone lawyer and writer (b. 1900)
October 20 - Jack Lynch, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917)
October 21 - John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (b. 1918)
October 23 - András Hegedüs, Hungarian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1922)
October 24 - John Chafee, American politician (b. 1922)
October 25 - Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
October 28 - Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (b. 1902) October 31 - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
November 2 - Demetrio B. Lakas, 27th President of Panama (b. 1925)
November 3 - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
November 4 - Daisy Bates, American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer (b. 1914)
November 8 - Leon ?tukelj, Slovene gymnast (b. 1898)
November 9 - Mabel King, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
November 12 - Mohammad Mohammadullah, 3rd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)
November 16 - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (b. 1928)
November 20 - Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1908) November 21
December 1 - Fritz Fischer, German historian (b. 1908)
December 2 - Charlie Byrd, American jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925)
December 4 - Nilde Iotti, Italian politician (b. 1920)
December 5 - Nathan Jacobson, American mathematician (b. 1910)
December 7 - Darling Légitimus, French actress (b. 1907)
December 9 - Yakov Rylsky, Soviet sabre fencer (b. 1928)
December 13 - Stane Dolanc, Yugoslav politician (b. 1925)
December 18 - Robert Bresson, French filmmaker (b. 1901)
December 19 - Desmond Llewelyn, British actor (b. 1914)
December 27 - Pierre Clémenti, French actor (b. 1942)
December 28 - Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
December 31 - Elliot Richardson, American politician and lawyer (b. 1920)
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"President Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated at Union Buildings". South African History Online. March 16, 2011.
"KOSOVO: ZEGRA: US MARINES COME UNDER FIRE". Associated Press. June 1999 . Retrieved 2019 – via YouTube.
Westendorp, Carlos (June 25, 1999). "Decision imposing the Law on the National Anthem of BiH". Sarajevo: Office of the High Representative . Retrieved 2003. In accordance with my authority under Annex 10 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Article XI of the Bonn Document, I do hereby decide that the Law on the National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina enters into force with immediate effect on an interim basis, until the House of Peoples adopts this law in due form, without amendments and no conditions attached.
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