What Happened In August 1999 In History
Historical Events for August, 1999
- 7th » The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade Invasion of Dagestan (1999) named invades the neighboring Russian Dagestan.
- 9th » Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
- 11th » The 1999 Salt Lake City tornado called Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
- 15th » Béni Ounif called Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria: Some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
- 17th » A 7.4-magnitude 1999 İzmit earthquake named earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
- 19th » In Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro known as Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of President of Serbia and Montenegro e.g Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
- 26th » Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
- 30th » East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
- 31st » The first of a series of Russian Apartment Bombings called bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.
- 31st » A Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas LAPA Boeing 737-200 LAPA Flight 3142 crashes during takeoff from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.
Famous Birthdays on August in 1999
- 14th » Garrett Ryan, American actor
- 18th » Talia Castellano, American blogger (d. 2013)
- 19th » Tristan Lake Leabu, American actor
- 21st » Maxim Knight, American actor
- 22nd » Dakota Goyo, Canadian actor
- 28th » Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Famous Deaths for August 1999
- 1st » Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bangladeshi−English author (b. 1897)
- 3rd » Rodney Ansell, Australian hunter (b. 1953)
- 3rd » Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
- 4th » Victor Mature, American actor and singer (b. 1913)
- 6th » Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (b. 1934)
- 7th » Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
- 9th » Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
- 10th » Jennifer Paterson, English chef and actress (b. 1928)
- 10th » Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian historian, scholar, and critic (b. 1899)
- 12th » Jean Drapeau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
- 13th » Ignatz Bubis, German religious leader (b. 1927)
- 13th » Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and lawyer (b. 1960)
- 13th » John Geering, English cartoonist (b. 1941)
- 13th » Gopal Shankar Misra, Indian vichitra veena player and educator (b. 1957)
- 14th » Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
- 15th » Hugh Casson, English architect and interior designer (b. 1910)
- 23rd » Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b. 1926)
- 23rd » James White (author) named James White, Irish author (b. 1928)
- 24th » Mary Jane Croft, American actress (b. 1916)
- 24th » Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian guitarist (b. 1929)
- 25th » Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher) (b. 1956)
- 27th » Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop (b. 1909)
- 28th » Juhan Kallaste, Estonian clergyman and actor (b. 1891)
Year 1999 events in history for the month of August
Historical events for the year 1999 by month