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1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It was also the last year of the 1990s decade.

Events

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Eurozone map-1999
Countries adopting the Euro in 1999/2002


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TheKuiperBelt Orbits Pluto Polar
Orbit of Pluto – polar view.


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the iBook G3
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  • November 6 – Australians defeat a referendum proposing the replacement of The Queen and The Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic.
  • November 9TAESA Flight 725, covering the route TijuanaGuadalajara–Uruapan–Mexico City, crashes a few minutes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport, killing 18 people on board. This event causes the bankruptcy of the Mexican airline a few months later.
  • November 12 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Duzce and northwestern Turkey, killing 845 and injuring 4,948.
  • November 18 – The Aggie Bonfire collapses in College Station, TX, killing 12.
  • November 19Mikhail Gorbachev proposes that the UN create an International Men's Day, which is now commemorated every year on this same date.
  • November 19 – Every digit in this date is an odd number (19/11/1999). This hitherto common event will not happen again until the year 3111.
  • November 20 – The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • November 26 – An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu.
  • November 27 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • November 30 – The ExxonMobil Corporation merger is completed, forming the largest company in the world.

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Artur Schawlow, Stanford University
Arthur Leonard Schawlow

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Raisa Gorbachev
Raisa Gorbachyova

October

November

Charlie Byrd picture
Charlie Byrd

December

Movies released

Hit songs

New books

  • All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and LifeWinona LaDuke
  • AtomisedMichel Houellebecq
  • Battle Royale – Koushun Takami
  • Blind Eye – James B. Stewart
  • The CenturyPeter Jennings and Todd Brewster
  • Le Chambre des Officiers (The Officers' Ward) – Marc Dugain
  • Charlotte Gray – Sebastian Faulks
  • Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  • Darwin's RadioGreg Bear
  • A Deepness in the Sky – Vernor Vinge
  • Death du Jour – Kathy Reichs
  • Dining with Peggy Guggenheim – Jane Turner Rylands
  • DisgraceJ. M. Coetzee
  • The Fifth ElephantTerry Pratchett
  • Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: America's First Movie Star – Kelly R. Brown
  • The Fortune Catcher – Susanne Pari
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonStephen King
  • GlamoramaBret Easton Ellis
  • HannibalThomas Harris
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ. K. Rowling
  • Hearts in AtlantisStephen King
  • High Time to Kill – Raymond Benson
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • In AmericaSusan Sontag
  • Invisible MonstersChuck Palahniuk
  • Irresistible ForcesDanielle Steel
  • A Lake Beyond the Wind – Yahya Yakhlif
  • The Mark of the Angel – Nancy Huston
  • Miss Wyoming – Douglas Coupland
  • One of the Guys – Robert Clark Young
  • ParadiseToni Morrison
  • Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain – Jeffrey Moore
  • Rulers Of Evil – F. Tupper Saussy
  • Sick Puppy – Carl Hiaasen
  • Single & SingleJohn le Carré
  • SpeakLaurie Halse Anderson
  • Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace – Terry Brooks
  • Scattered Like Seeds – Shaw J. Dallal
  • Soul Harvest – Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye
  • SurvivorChuck Palahniuk
  • Suzanne Valadon: The Mistress of Montmartre – June Rose
  • Syrup – Max Barry
  • 'Tis – Frank McCourt
  • Tara RoadMaeve Binchy
  • Temple – Matthew Reilly
  • The TestamentJohn Grisham
  • The World Is Not Enough – Raymond Benson
  • Through the Stones – Diana Gabaldon
  • TimelineMichael Crichton

Video games released.

  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Silent Hill
  • Superman
  • System Shock 2
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