1999 in History
January 1 International Year of Elderly
January 1 Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat UCLA Bruins 38 - 31
January 7 Senate begins to try President Clinton on lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewisnky case
January 25 Earthquake kills about 1,185 in Armenia, Colombia
January 31 Super Bowl XXXIII, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons 34-19
February 12 Senate acquits President Clinton of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewinski case
February 24 41st Grammy Awards, Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill and Eric Clapton win major awards
March 15 Pluto again becomes outermost planet
March 21 71st Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Whoopi Goldberg hosts, Shakespeare in Love wins Best Picture, Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow win lead acting awards
March 28 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
March 29 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St. Petersburg
April 11 63rd Golf Masters Championship:
April 20 Two disaffected students brought guns to their high school in Columbine, Colorado and murdered twelve students, one teacher and then killed themselves
May 1 125th Kentucky Derby
May 9 During a bombing run over Belgrade, NATO accidentally bombs the Chinese embassy, killing four which launches massive protests throughout China
May 15 125th Preakness
May 16 125th Preakness
June 19 Stanley Cup Finals, Dallas Stars beat Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2
June 20 99th U.S. Golf Open: at Pinehurst CC New Jersey
June 25 NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks 4 games to 1
July 4 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes beat
July 4 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi
July 4 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leander Paes and Lisa Raymond beat
July 4 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu beat Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova
July 4 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Lindsay Davenport beat Steffi Graf
July 11 20th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
July 18 128th British Golf Open: at Camoustie Scot
July 25 54th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
August 11 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
August 17 Earthquake kills 17,000 in northwest Turkey
September 5 Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 5 WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Libery 2 games to 1
September 21 Earthquake kills 2,295 in central Taiwan
October 27 World Series, New York Yankees beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 0
October 29 Cyclone/tidal surge kills as many as 10,000 in eastern India
October 31 EgyptAir flight 990 crashes 60m off coast of Nantucket, killing 217, likely cause was an Islamist suicide replacement pilot
November 11 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
November 12 Earthquake kills 700 in Duzce, Turkey
November 15 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
December 20 Portugal returns Macau to China
December 31 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
December 31 The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames