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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

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The Straight Story

The Straight Story

Release year: 1999

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Dogma

Dogma

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Country: United States of America

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Country: United States of America

Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Country: United States of America

The Limey

The Limey

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1999?
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Bittersweet by Danielle Steel

Bittersweet

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In Bittersweet, Danielle Steel has written a novel for our times, a story of choices and new beginnings.India Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars: a merry-go-round of Little League, piano lessons, and Cape Cod …

The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

The Century

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the …

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

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In this revised and expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women's roles through the revealing lens

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul

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A foreword by Oprah Winfrey and a preface by Maya Angelou update the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling classic of the New Age category, along with a new introduction by the author, a discussion group …

The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a …