July 1999 calendar

July 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1999?


  • 01 Jul 1999 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. In Wales, the powers of the Welsh Secretary are transferred to the National Assembly.
  • 02 Jul 1999 Benjamin Nathaniel Smith begins a three-day killing spree targeting racial and ethnic minorities in Illinois and Indiana, USA.
  • 03 Jul 1999 In Weirs Beach, New Hampshire, USA, over six hours Billy Mitchell plays a "perfect" game of the arcade game Pac-Man, achieving the highest score that the game allows: 3,333,360. This can only be accomplished by guiding Pac-Man to eat every dot, fruit, and ghost in all 256 levels without dying.
  • 05 Jul 1999 U.S. Army Pfc. Barry Winchell is bludgeoned in his sleep at Fort Campbell, Kentucky by fellow soldiers; he dies the next day from his injuries.
  • 06 Jul 1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
  • 08 Jul 1999 A major flash flood in Las Vegas swamps hundreds of cars, smashes mobile homes and kills 2 people.
  • 09 Jul 1999 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 10 Jul 1999 American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
  • 11 Jul 1999 India recaptures Kargil as Pakistan pulls out its troops and militants after international condemnation. India claims victory in the two-month conflict.
  • 16 Jul 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.
  • 17 Jul 1999 The Pabok Regional County Municipality in Quebec, Canada is renamed to Le Rocher-Percé after the Percé Rock.
  • 20 Jul 1999 Apple Computer introduces the iBook portable computer. It features 12.1-inch TFT display, 300 MHz G3 processor, 4 MB ATI Rage Mobility graphics chip, CD-ROM drive, 32 MB RAM, modem, USB and 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, 3 GB hard drive, keyboard, Mac OS 8.6, V.90 modem, AppleWorks software, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and comes in a translucent cover in tangerine or blueberry colors. Battery power lasts about six hours. Price is US$1599; weight is 6.6 pounds; size is 2 x
  • 21 Jul 1999 Two divers die in the Deer Island Outfall Tunnel during a project to remove safety plugs inside risers leading from the tunnel to the bottom of Massachusetts Bay. (Associated Press)
  • 22 Jul 1999 The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft.
  • 23 Jul 1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
  • 26 Jul 1999 The last Checker taxi cab is retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately US$135,000.
  • 29 Jul 1999 The Rock 'N' Roller Coaster attraction opens in the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • 31 Jul 1999 Mark O. Barton kills nine in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 10 Jul 1999 In women's association football, the United States defeated China in a penalty shoot-out at the Rose Bowl near Los Angeles to win the final match of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. The final was watched by 90,185 spectators, which set a new world record for attendance at a women's sporting event.
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Music charts

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

  1. - If You Had My Loveyoutube
  2. - Bills, Bills, Billsyoutube
  3. - Wild Wild West
  4. - Genie In A Bottle
  5. - Livin' La Vida Locayoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - 9pm (Till I Come)
  2. - If I Let You Go
  3. - Livin' La Vida Locayoutube
  4. - Better Off Alone
  5. - My Love Is Your Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1999?

Something More by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Something More


The provocative and powerful "bible" of life for women worldwide comes from the author of "Simple Abundance", a bestselling book. Sarah Ban Breathnach's book is insightful and compelling. It explores the nine stages of living authentically.

Certain Prey by John Sandford

Certain Prey


"One of the best" (Orlando Sentinel), Lucas Davenport Novels--now featuring a new introduction by the author. Clara Rinker, twenty-eight years old, is charmingly Southern--and one of the most successful women in the business.

The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a luxurious Virginia office, a wealthy, angry old man is furiously rewriting the will. Troy Phelan, who is about to die, wants to send a message his children, ex-wives and his minions. This message will …

Comrades by Stephen E. Ambrose



Comrades celebrates male friendships. Stephen Ambrose, a renowned historian, begins his examination by looking inward. He starts the book with his brothers, who are his first and most important friends.

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.