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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1999?


Events

  • 01 May 1999 Three spectators were killed and eight others were injured at Lowe's Motor Speedway during an IRL race when a tire went into the grandstand.
  • 02 May 1999 Norman J. Sirnic and Karen Sirnic are murdered by the serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz in a parsonage in Weimar, Texas (his fourth and fifth victims in his fourth slaying incident).
  • 03 May 1999 The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an F5 tornado killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This is the strongest tornado ever recorded with wind speeds of up to 318 mph.
  • 04 May 1999 The US Mint unveils designs for the Sacagawea dollar coin.
  • 05 May 1999 Microsoft releases Windows 98 (Second Edition), from 1998.
  • 06 May 1999 First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.
  • 08 May 1999 Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina.
  • 11 May 1999 Starting late on May 10 and continuing through the early hours of May 12, NASA's ACE and Wind spacecraft each observed that the density of the solar wind dropped by more than 98%. (NASA Science)
  • 18 May 1999 The Backstreet Boys release their album, Millennium.
  • 19 May 1999 ''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' is released in theaters. It becomes the highest grossing ''Star Wars'' film.
  • 20 May 1999 Bluetooth is announced.
  • 22 May 1999 The television show Mortal Kombat: Conquest last airs in the US. 22 shows aired during the season.
  • 23 May 1999 Kansas City, Missouri, wrestler Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) falls 78 feet (24 m) to his death while being lowered into a World Wrestling Federation ring during WWF Over the Edge.
  • 25 May 1999 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
  • 26 May 1999 Indian Air Force launches attack on intruding Pakistan backed militants in Kashmir sparking the Kargil War.
  • 27 May 1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milosevic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
  • 28 May 1999 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklov and Tony Olsson after a car chase.
  • 30 May 1999 Travel Midland Metro enters public service.
  • 31 May 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo is elected President of Nigeria.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1999?
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East Of The Mountains by David Guterson

East Of The Mountains

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From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this bestselling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

The Lexus And The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

The Lexus And The Olive Tree

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In The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Friedman offers an engrossing look at the new international system that is transforming world affairs today. Globalization has replaced the Cold War system with the integration of capital, technology, and information across national …

The Endurance by Caroline Alexander

The Endurance

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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: …

Reaching To Heaven by James Van Praagh

Reaching To Heaven

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James Van Praagh has touched the lives of millions with his extraordinary ability to communicate with the world beyond. In Talking to Heaven, his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, he