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 The 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.
  • 30 Sep 1999 The Tokaimura nuclear accident causes the deaths of two technicians in Japan's second-worst nuclear accident.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Bailamosyoutube
  2. - Unprettyyoutube
  3. - Genie In A Bottle
  4. - She's All I Ever Had
  5. - Summer Girls

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of...)
  2. - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
  3. - (Mucho Mambo) Sway
  4. - Genie In A Bottle
  5. - S Club Party


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1999?

Ethics For The New Millennium by the Dalai Lama

Ethics For The New Millennium


You should read His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s classic book, The Art of Happiness or his new book, The Book of Joy. Both have been named Oprah's Favorite Thing. It takes someone of great courage to bring us hope in …

Worst Fears Realized by Stuart Woods

Worst Fears Realized


Stone Barrington is not one to dwell on the past. He must rattle off old skeletons whenever his closest friends start to die.

Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins



The Tribulation Force is struggling with their own personal crises as thousands of believers from around the globe gather in Jerusalem for a rally.

The Sword And The Shield by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin

The Sword And The Shield


The Sword and the Shield is built on an extraordinary intelligence coup: A secret archive of KGB documents at the top that was smuggled out from the Soviet Union.

The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank

The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing


Critics hail The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing as the debut of a major literary voice. It has been praised by readers and is a bestseller.