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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1999: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1999?


Events

  • 02 Aug 1999 M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense is released into theaters.
  • 07 Aug 1999 Second Chechen War began.
  • 08 Aug 1999 ABC's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire premieres, hosted by Regis Philbin, and gives the contestants a chance at $1,000,000.
  • 09 Aug 1999 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • 10 Aug 1999 Buford O. Furrow, Jr. wounds five and kills one during the August 1999 Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting
  • 11 Aug 1999 An F-2 tornado rips through downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, killing one person and injuring over 100.
  • 14 Aug 1999 Work is completed on the Øresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden.
  • 15 Aug 1999 Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
  • 17 Aug 1999 1999 İzmit earthquake: A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit and levels much of northwestern Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000. This is the first of a long series of unrelated but frequent earthquakes throughout the world during the years 1999 and 2000.
  • 19 Aug 1999 In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic.
  • 26 Aug 1999 The pilot episode of SmackDown! aired
  • 30 Aug 1999 Bowers and Merena auctions the Watters-Childs Collection. A US 1804 Draped Bust dollar PR-68, finest known, believed to have been in the Sultan of Muscat presentation set, first public offering since 1945, sells for $4.14 million, a world record price for a rare coin.
  • 31 Aug 1999 A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

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Movies

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The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Release year: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Country: United States of America

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The Boondock Saints

The Boondock Saints

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Troy Duffy

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Country: United States of America

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Country: United States of America

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Majors by John Feinstein

The Majors

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments -- the Masters, the U.S.

The First World War by John Keegan

The First World War

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The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth

Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes

Bella Tuscany

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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIAFrances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with

We'Ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark

We'Ll Meet Again

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“The mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that she “prepares so carefully and executes with such relish” (The New York Times Book Review) …

The Soldier Spies by W. E. B. Griffin

The Soldier Spies

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Unabridged CD Audiobook ... 11 CDs / 13 hours long Narrated by Scott Brick