October 1999 calendar

October 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1999?


  • 03 Oct 1999 Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara, head writers in the WWF during its most successful time in history, sign with rival company WCW.
  • 05 Oct 1999 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
  • 07 Oct 1999 The 1999 Connecticut quarter dollar is introduced.
  • 09 Oct 1999 The last flight of the SR-71.
  • 10 Oct 1999 Elections are held in Portugal.
  • 12 Oct 1999 Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
  • 13 Oct 1999 The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • 15 Oct 1999 National Geographic Society reveals the fossil of Archaeoraptor in a press conference (the fossil is later found to be a forgery).
  • 16 Oct 1999 In Southern California, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs. Few injuries, light damage.
  • 18 Oct 1999 Russo and Ferrara's first Monday Nitro with them at the helm of creative airs.
  • 22 Oct 1999 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 25 Oct 1999 Golfer Payne Stewart, 42, dies in an aircraft accident.
  • 26 Oct 1999 The United Kingdom's House of Lords votes to end the right of most hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
  • 27 Oct 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board. When the pilot leaves the cockpit, the co-pilot causes the Boeing 767 to enter a steep dive, resulting in impact with the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 29 Oct 1999 A large cyclone devastates Orissa, India.
  • 31 Oct 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 11 Oct 1999 Air Botswana pilot Chris Phatswe steals an ATR 42 from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport and later crashes it into two other aircraft at the airport, killing himself.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Unprettyyoutube
  2. - Heartbreaker
  3. - Smooth
  4. - She's All I Ever Had
  5. - Music Of My Heart

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
  2. - Lift Me Up
  3. - Genie In A Bottle
  4. - What I Am
  5. - S Club Party


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1999?

A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer

A Man Named Dave


A Man Named Dave is the thrilling conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s New York Times bestseller trilogy, which began with A Man Named Dave.

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.

Hannibal by Thomas Harris



You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Since Dr. Lecter was released from prison, seven years have passed. He's been free since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody seven years ago.

Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson

Dark Lady


Dark Lady is Richard North Patterson's mastery over setting, psychology and story. He is a novelist who has been called a pioneer in suspense writing and one of the most innovative and captivating today.

Assassins by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins



Tribulation Force members face the most difficult challenges. They are international fugitives and struggle to find safe housing around the globe. Rayford Steele, Buck Williams and their despair at the loss of so many lives make plans to destroy Nicolae …