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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1999?


Events

  • 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 Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of 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.

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Movies

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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1999?
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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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The third book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay! For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

When Pride Still Mattered

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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience.

The Sword And The Shield by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin

The Sword And The Shield

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The Sword and the Shield is based on one of the most extraordinary intelligence coups of recent times: a secret archive of top-level KGB documents smuggled out of the Soviet Union

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …

In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George

In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner

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Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone ridges.