< MCMXCIX = 1999 >
Events in 1999
|1 January:|| ||The euro currency is established with its introduction to world financial markets.|
|6 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|18 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|16 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|7 March:|| ||Stanley Kubrick, American filmmaker, aged 70, dies of a heart attack in his sleep at Childwick Bury Manor in Hertfordshire, England, his home since 1978.|
|15 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|19 April:|| ||The renovation of the Reichstag building in Berlin by architect Norman Foster following Germany's reunification is completed with the first plenary session.|
|23 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 July:|| ||Stanley Kubrick's final movie “Eyes Wide Shut”, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is released.|
|11 Augustus:|| ||A solar eclipse travels across densely populated Europe and southeast Asia, making it the most viewed eclipse ever.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|12 October:|| ||The United Nations celebrates the “Day of Six Billion” humans on Earth.|
|5 November:|| ||HD 209458 b, an exoplanet orbiting a sunlike star some 150 lightyears away in the constellation Pegasus, is the first discovery of a transiting extrasolar planet and the first known to have an atmosphere.|
|26 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1420 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|20 December:|| ||Portugal transfers control over Macau, both the first and last European colony in China, settled in the 16th century, to China.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|26 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|27 December:|| ||Time magazine renames its 72-year-old Man of the Year title and makes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos its first Person of the Year.|
|31 December:|| ||British prime minister Tony Blair opens the London Eye as the Millenium Wheel, but the first ride is delayed by seven weeks because of technical problems.|
|31 December:|| ||Time announces its Person of the Century is Albert Einstein.|
People in 1999
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Time Person of the Year.Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1999 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965, 1971, 1982 and 1993 in the century before it and 2010, 2021, 2027, 2038, 2049, 2055, 2066, 2077, 2083 and 2094 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1999 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.