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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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The Insider

The Insider

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Country: United States of America

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Wo de fu qin mu qin

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Audition

Audition

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Takashi Miike

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Country: United States of America

Sun Alley

Sun Alley

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Leander Haußmann

Starring: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

Books

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Hitler'S Pope by John Cornwell

Hitler'S Pope

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The “explosive” (The New York Times) bestseller—now with a new introduction by the authorWhen Hitler’s Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that “redefined the history of the twentieth century”

A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer

A Man Named Dave

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A Man Named Dave, which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A

Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Apollyon

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As the world's thousands of believers gather in Jerusalem for a stadium rally, the Tribulation Force struggles with their own personal crises.

Ethics For The New Millennium by the Dalai Lama

Ethics For The New Millennium

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Don't miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as …

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.