March 1999 calendar

March 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1999?


  • 02 Mar 1999 The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas.
  • 03 Mar 1999 Walter LaGrand is executed by means of gas chamber.
  • 04 Mar 1999 Monica Lewinsky's book detailing her affair with Bill Clinton goes on sale in the United States.
  • 05 Mar 1999 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • 08 Mar 1999 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 11 Mar 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 12 Mar 1999 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 15 Mar 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 16 Mar 1999 Sony Online Entertainment releases the EverQuest game for personal computers in the USA.
  • 17 Mar 1999 The Roth 401(k) is introduced by U.S. Senator William Roth.
  • 20 Mar 1999 Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California, US.
  • 21 Mar 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 22 Mar 1999 U.S. pro-euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian goes on trial for murder in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • 23 Mar 1999 NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 24 Mar 1999 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 25 Mar 1999 Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.
  • 26 Mar 1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 28 Mar 1999 Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 29 Mar 1999 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.
  • 24 Mar 1999 Kosovo War: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.[75]
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Music charts

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

  1. - Angel Of Mine
  2. - Believeyoutube
  3. - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. - Angel
  5. - I Still Believe

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Baby One More Time
  2. - When The Going Gets Tough
  3. - It's Not Right But It's Okay
  4. - Tender
  5. - We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1999?

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town


Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is Lawrence Schiller's comprehensive reconstruction of the complicated case surrounding the death JonBenet Ramsey.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible


The Poisonwood Bible tells the story of Nathan Price's wife and four daughters. He was an evangelical Baptist preacher who took his family and mission to Belgium in 1959.

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.

In Danger'S Path by W. E. B. Griffin

In Danger'S Path


General Fleming Pickering, who is in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations in the Pacific, faces two covert missions to the Gobi Desert.

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.