September 1999 calendar

September 1999

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1999?


  • 03 Sep 1999 An 87-automobile pile-up happens on Highway 401 freeway just East of Windsor, Ontario, Canada after an unusually thick fog from Lake St. Clair.
  • 07 Sep 1999 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
  • 08 Sep 1999 First of a series of Russian apartment bombings. Subsequent bombings occurred on September 1 and September 16, while a bombing on September 22 failed.
  • 09 Sep 1999 Sega releases the Dreamcast video game system in the USA. Price is US$199. In the first 24 hours, Sega sells US$97 million worth of hardware and software, setting an entertainment industry record for highest-grossing day.
  • 12 Sep 1999 Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
  • 14 Sep 1999 Kiribati, Nauru, and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • 15 Sep 1999 For the first time in its 28-year history, most of Walt Disney World in Florida is closed for the day, due to the threat of Hurricane Floyd. Disney's Animal Kingdom re-opens at 12:00 PM for resort guests.
  • 21 Sep 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
  • 23 Sep 1999 NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • 28 Sep 1999 Muse sell their first studio album Showbiz.
  • 30 Sep 1999 Japan's second worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.

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Which were the top hits in September 1999?
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Fight Club

Fight Club

Release year: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

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Which were the most popular books released in September 1999?
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Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

Hearts in Atlantis


Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation.

The Alibi by Sandra Brown

The Alibi


Assistant DA Hammond Cross has his sights set on the DA's office. Prosecuting a high-profile murder case practically ensures him the job. But a Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare.

The Killing Game by Iris Johansen

The Killing Game


A merciless killer on the innocent child in his sights...a woman driven to the edge to stop him...The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well.

Worst Fears Realized by Stuart Woods

Worst Fears Realized


Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation


The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.