April 1999 calendar

April 1999

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1999.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1999: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1999?


  • 01 Apr 1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 05 Apr 1999 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
  • 07 Apr 1999 The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
  • 08 Apr 1999 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 13 Apr 1999 Tercentenary celebrations of the creation of the Sikh Khalsa are held.
  • 14 Apr 1999 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees : Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 18 Apr 1999 "The Great One" Wayne Gretzky plays his final game in the NHL.
  • 19 Apr 1999 The US Navy kills a civilian guard in the Naval Base at Vieques, an island east of Puerto Rico which the Navy has used since 1943. The death of the civilian officer sparks off a civil disobedience campaign throughout the island of Puerto Rico to protest the presence of the Navy on the island.
  • 20 Apr 1999 Two Littleton, Colorado teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their Columbine High School teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher, and then themselves.
  • 25 Apr 1999 British T.V presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London.
  • 26 Apr 1999 British TV presenter Jill Dando is shot dead outside her home in Fulham, West London.(BBC)
  • 29 Apr 1999 The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 30 Apr 1999 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
  • 05 Apr 1999 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1999?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Believeyoutube
  2. - No Scrubsyoutube
  3. - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. - Kiss Me
  5. - Every Morning

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Flat Beat
  2. - Swear It Again
  3. - Perfect Moment
  4. - No Scrubsyoutube
  5. - Witch Doctor


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1999?

Evensong by Gail Godwin



Gail Godwin's book is to touch the core of human experience. Godwin explores the complexities of characters whose lives fluctuate between a dazzling grace and an aching emotional precision with inimitable grace.

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness


The Art of Happiness is a book that explores the topic of work, career and how to find the ultimate happiness at work.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes


Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, is a Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times Bestseller.

While I Was Gone by Sue Miller

While I Was Gone


"Riveting . . . While I Was Gone "celebrates" what is impulsive about human nature."-The New York Times Miller weaves her themes (secret, betrayal and forgiveness) into a story that shines."-TimeJo

Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever by Judy Sheindlin

Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever


Judge Judy has had enough. She has listened to thousands upon thousands of complaints and excuses as a New York City family court judge and in her TV courtroom show.