Thursday 1 April 1999
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jairus Aquino and Justin Johnes.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Believe by Cher.
In UK Baby One More Time by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits.
Following, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999
while All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching O Fura-Vidas.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Codename Eagle or Evolution: The World of Sacred Device.
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1999 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
Famous Birthdays:01 April
- Jesse Stone: American record producer (Born 1901).
- Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
- Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands. The United Nations suspends sanctions against Libya.
- In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of Matthew Shepard.
- Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Serbian forces to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving.
- A bomb explodes at the Valley of the Fallen Church in Spain GRAPO claims responsibility.
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