What Happened In September 1999 In History
Historical Events for September, 1999
- 7th » 1999 Athens earthquake called A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
- 9th » Sega releases the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.
- 12th » Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
- 14th » Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 21st » Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
- 23rd » Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
- 23rd » NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
Famous Birthdays on September in 1999
- 7th » Michelle Creber, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer
- 7th » Cameron Ocasio, American actor
- 22nd » Tallan Latz, American guitarist
- 22nd » Kim Yoo-jung, South Korean actress
Famous Deaths for September 1999
- 1st » W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist and author (b. 1951)
- 4th » Georg Gawliczek, German footballer and manager (b. 1919)
- 5th » Alan Clark, English historian and politician (b. 1928)
- 5th » Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- 5th » Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, Postmaster General of Canada (b. 1921)
- 6th » Lagumot Harris, Nauruan politician, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)
- 6th » René Lecavalier, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
- 7th » Jim Keith, American theorist and author (b. 1949)
- 8th » Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)
- 8th » Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (b. 1928)
- 9th » Arie de Vroet, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1918)
- 9th » Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
- 9th » Chan Parker, American author (b. 1925)
- 9th » Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
- 10th » Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
- 11th » Belkis Ayón, Cuban painter and lithographer (b. 1967)
- 11th » Bobby Limb, Australian actor (b. 1924)
- 11th » Gonzalo Rodríguez (racing driver) or Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan race car driver (b. 1972)
- 13th » Benjamin Bloom, American psychologist and academic (b. 1913)
- 14th » Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
- 14th » Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician (b. 1947)
- 17th » Frankie Vaughan, English singer (b. 1928)
- 20th » Raisa Gorbachova, Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
- 20th » Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)
- 22nd » George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)
- 23rd » Ivan Goff, Australian-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
- 25th » Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)
- 26th » Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
- 28th » Escott Reid, Canadian diplomat, academic, and author (b. 1905)
- 29th » Jean-Louis Millette, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
Year 1999 events in history for the month of September
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