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.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • American homicide with his partner, Eric Harris, shooting and bombing Columbine High School.

  • Rory Calhoun

    American actor on-screen from 1944 in feature films, including "River of No Return" and "Black Spurs.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana -- Jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World).

  • American professional wrestler (Born 1958).

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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?
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The Mummy

The Mummy

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Country: United States of America

The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Josef Rusnak

Starring: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Solomon & Gaenor

Solomon & Gaenor

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Paul Morrison

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Starring: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

The Lost Son

The Lost Son

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Chris Menges

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Katrin Cartlidge, Marianne Denicourt


Which were the most popular books released in April 1999?
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Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins



The Tribulation Force is struggling with their own personal crises as thousands of believers from around the globe gather in Jerusalem for a rally.

Single & Single by John le Carré

Single & Single


John le Carre's classic novels guide readers through the complex shadow worlds international intrigue with unparalleled skill and knowledge. They have won him unsurpassed worldwide acclaim.

Reaching To Heaven by James Van Praagh

Reaching To Heaven


With his remarkable ability to communicate with the rest of the world, James Van Praagh has made a difference in the lives and hearts of millions. He is the #1 New York Times Bestseller for Talking to Heaven.

All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos

All Too Human


All Too Human is a political memoir of the new generation, written by a man who was able to grasp the levers of great power at an early age.

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Hours


The author of Flesh and Blood and A Home at the End of the World is back with a third novel that's bold and deeply moving. The Hours is Michael Cunningham's third novel. He is widely regarded as one of …