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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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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

The Third Man

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Country: United States of America

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

White Heat

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Country: United States of America

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1999?
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The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster

The Century

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Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for children 8-12!The twentieth century has been a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history.

Ethics For The New Millennium by the Dalai Lama

Ethics For The New Millennium

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Don't miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as …

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

Point of Origin

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The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell.“Sears

Night Whispers by Judith McNaught

Night Whispers

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Nine New York Times bestsellers and more than twenty million books in print have affirmed Judith McNaught's stature as the reigning monarch of superb storytelling. Now, she creates breathtaking suspense and harrowing plot twists in her most masterful, enthralling novel …

I Ain'T Got Time To Bleed by Jesse Ventura

I Ain'T Got Time To Bleed

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When he left the navy SEALs to become a pro wrestler, the fans knew him as "Jesse, the Body."When he hosted his hard-hitting KFAN radio talk show, he became "Jesse, the