November 1999 calendar

November 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1999?


  • 05 Nov 1999 US District Judge Thomas Jackson issues his 207-page Findings of Fact, ruling that Microsoft has monopoly power over personal computer operating systems, and uses that power to harm American consumers.
  • 06 Nov 1999 Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 11 Nov 1999 The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
  • 12 Nov 1999 The Duzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
  • 15 Nov 1999 Neopets, the virtual pet website, is launched.
  • 18 Nov 1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
  • 19 Nov 1999 Disney releases the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film Toy Story 2 to theaters in the USA. North American theater gross receipts: US$245.9 million.
  • 21 Nov 1999 The film ''The Wizard of Oz'' begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day. On cable it is telecast several times a year, like most other films, rather than being shown only once annually.
  • 25 Nov 1999 The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic.
  • 26 Nov 1999 An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu.
  • 27 Nov 1999 The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • 29 Nov 1999 General election in Malaysia.
  • 30 Nov 1999 In Seattle, Washington, the first major mobilization of the anti-globalization movement catches police unprepared and forces the cancellation of the opening ceremonies of the WTO Meeting of 1999 (protests end on December 3).
  • 02 Nov 1999 Honolulu shootings: In the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii, a gunman shoots at eight people in his workplace, killing seven.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Smooth
  2. - Satisfy You
  3. - Back At One
  4. - Heartbreaker
  5. - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of..)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Keep On Movin'
  2. - If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
  3. - Lift Me Up
  4. - She's The One / It's Only Us
  5. - I Try


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1999?

Friendship With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Friendship With God


This is the first book in a series of books by Neale Donald Walsch, the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Conversations With God. It has revolutionized the way that millions of Americans view God.

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution



All The Best, George Bush by George Bush

All The Best, George Bush


George H.W. Bush, former President Bush's letters and writings, from 1941 to 2010, are "worth their weight in gold...a valuable update on the life of an honourable American leader."

Saving Faith by David Baldacci

Saving Faith


Believe in the Power. The FBI is interviewing Faith, a young woman from Washington, D.C., as one of its most important witnesses.

Timeline by Michael Crichton



A man wanders aimlessly in the Arizona desert, speaking strange words and saying nothing. His only known associates quickly cremated his body within twenty-four hours.