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Major Events of 1999

1999 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXCIX) was the 99th year of the 20th century. 1999 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1999.
News Events of 1999

President Bill Clinton acquitted in Senate impeachment trial.

Bill Clinton

NATO begins bombing Serbian forces in Kosovo. Mass explusion of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo.


Ehud Barak elected Prime Minister of Israel.

Y2K scare. Computers predicted to crash at the end of the year.

Sega Dreamcast game console released.

Portugal transfers sovereignty of Macau to China.

German Bundestag (parliament) returns to Berlin.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sues Napster for copyright infringement.

Infosys becomes the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ.

Australia votes to keep the Head of the Commonwealth (Queen Elizabeth II) as their head of state in a referendum.

Sports in 1999
1999 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Older Persons

Fiction set in 1999

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