What Happened In May 1999 In History
Historical Events for May, 1999
- 1st » The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
- 2nd » Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected List of heads of state of Panama or President of Panama.
- 3rd » The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an 1999 Bridge Creek – Moore tornado called F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornad
- 6th » The first elections to the devolution known as devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
- 7th » Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox Church e.g Eastern Orthodox country since the East-West Schism or Great Schism in 1054.
- 7th » In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
- 24th » The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
- 29th » Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
- 29th » Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
Famous Birthdays on May in 1999
- 5th » Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- 7th » Masaki Sato, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
- 11th » Sabrina Carpenter, American actress and singer
- 18th » Laura Omloop, Belgian singer-songwriter
- 26th » Kerry Ingram, English actress and singer
- 28th » Cameron Boyce, American actor and dancer
Famous Deaths for May 1999
- 1st » Jos LeDuc, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1944)
- 2nd » Augie Blunt, American actor (b. 1929)
- 2nd » Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1903)
- 2nd » Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
- 3rd » Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (b. 1927)
- 3rd » Steve Chiasson, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1967)
- 3rd » Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (b. 1920)
- 5th » Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1920)
- 8th » Dirk Bogarde, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- 8th » Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
- 8th » Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
- 10th » Shel Silverstein, American poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1930)
- 11th » Giorgos Kappis, Greek actor (b. 1929)
- 12th » Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American illustrator (b. 1914)
- 13th » Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Saudi Arabian scholar (b. 1910)
- 13th » Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
- 17th » Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian trumpet player and producer (b. 1949)
- 17th » Lembit Oll, Estonian chess player (b. 1966)
- 18th » Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1954)
- 18th » Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
- 19th » James Blades, English drummer (Melos Ensemble) (b. 1901)
- 19th » Candy Candido, American actor and singer (b. 1913)
- 23rd » Owen Hart, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1965)
- 26th » Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
- 26th » Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (b. 1898)
- 28th » Michael Barkai, Israeli commander (b. 1935)
- 28th » B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer (b. 1920)
- 30th » Kalju Lepik, Estonian poet (b. 1920)
- 31st » Neil Shanahan, Irish race car driver (b. 1979)
Year 1999 events in history for the month of May
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