February 1999 calendar

February 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1999?


  • 02 Feb 1999 Hugo Chávez becomes President of Venezuela.
  • 04 Feb 1999 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot 41 times by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.
  • 05 Feb 1999 Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve 2 years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for the August 31, 1998 assault on two people after a car accident.
  • 07 Feb 1999 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • 12 Feb 1999 The US Senate votes on whether to remove President Bill Clinton from office. The president is acquitted on both articles of impeachment.
  • 15 Feb 1999 Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
  • 16 Feb 1999 In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
  • 19 Feb 1999 President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
  • 21 Feb 1999 The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and one is wounded at a shooting range.
  • 22 Feb 1999 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 23 Feb 1999 Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP is released, following his 1997 EP 'The Slim Shady EP' and debut album 'Infinite'.
  • 24 Feb 1999 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • 27 Feb 1999 One of 4 bombs detonated in Lusaka, Zambia, destroys the Angolan Embassy.
  • 11 Feb 1999 Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit again until 2231.
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Music charts

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

  1. - ..Baby One More Time
  2. - Angel Of Mine
  3. - Believeyoutube
  4. - Have You Ever?youtube
  5. - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You Don't Know Me
  2. - When The Going Gets Tough
  3. - Maria
  4. - Baby One More Time
  5. - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1999?

Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Message in a Bottle


A new look celebrates 20 years of Nicholas Sparks! Theresa Osborne, a divorcee and disillusioned in her relationships, is jogging on the beach when she spots a bottle.

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


Michael Brock is working long hours and making money. He is rushing to get to Drake & Sweeney in D.C., a huge law firm. Michael is just one step away from being a partner.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone


Jim Kay, an award-winning illustrator, has fully illustrated the beloved Harry Potter book 1. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books will now be available in lavishly illustrated, full-color editions.

Send No Flowers by Sandra Brown

Send No Flowers


Alicia Russell, a single mother who is fiercely independent, is trying to raise her two sons while keeping her sanity intact. She doesn't have much time to enjoy romance. But a fateful camping trip will make up for it.

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan



Two old friends meet up in the crowd outside a London crematorium on a cold February day to pay their last respects for Molly Lane.