What Happened In July 1999 In History
Historical Events for July, 1999
- 1st » The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by 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.
- 5th » Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms, including a tornado. The area was hit again with severe storms on August 1.
- 5th » U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic UN Security Council Resolution 1267 named sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
- 6th » U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted on him in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
- 9th » Iran student protests, July 1999 known as Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
- 20th » The Chinese Communist Party begins a Persecution of Falun Gong or persecution campaign against Falun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
- 23rd » Mohammed VI of Morocco called Mohammed VI becomes List of rulers of Morocco or King of Morocco.
- 27th » Tony Hawk lands the first 900 on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.
Famous Birthdays on July in 1999
- 4th » Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer and model (Babymetal and Sakura Gakuin)
- 14th » Camryn, American singer and actress
- 14th » Dawson Dunbar, Canadian actor
- 20th » Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999) named Princess Alexandra of Hanover
- 30th » Joey King, American actress
Famous Deaths for July 1999
- 1st » Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1908)
- 1st » Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927)
- 1st » Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
- 2nd » Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- 3rd » Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine (band) e.g Morphine and Treat Her Right) (b. 1952)
- 4th » Leo Garel, American illustrator (b. 1917)
- 6th » Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (b. 1938)
- 6th » Gary M. Heidnik, American murderer (b. 1943)
- 6th » Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)
- 6th » Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
- 7th » Vikram Batra, Indian captain (b. 1974)
- 7th » Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (b. 1908)
- 8th » Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- 9th » Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1944)
- 11th » Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
- 12th » Rajendra Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor and producer (b. 1929)
- 12th » Bill Owen (actor) or Bill Owen, English actor (b. 1914)
- 13th » Konstantinos Kollias, Greek general and politician, 168th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1901)
- 16th » Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (b. 1966)
- 16th » John F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and publisher, co-founded 'George (magazine) or George Magazine' (b. 1960)
- 16th » Alan Macnaughton, Canadian politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (Canada) called Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1903)
- 16th » Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer and actress (Country Musume) (b. 1979)
- 18th » Meir Ariel, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- 20th » Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
- 22nd » Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
- 23rd » Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
- 26th » Walter Jackson Bate, American author and critic (b. 1918)
- 26th » Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, List of heads of state of Greece called President of Greece (b. 1917)
- 27th » Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
- 27th » Harry Edison, American trumpet player (Count Basie Orchestra) (b. 1915)
- 28th » Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences or Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
Year 1999 events in history for the month of July
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