Year in Review 1999
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
| News of
While bloody wars broke out in Kosovo and Chechnya, the possiblity of peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland grew more palpable.
| News of
Handguns became the issue of the day as the nation grappled with a spate of senseless shootings.
| People in
Whether taking the helm of a newly-independent South Africa or simply living La Vida Loca, these people made headlines.
This year we mourned the loss of beloved writers, mythic sports heroes, and the passing of a young Kennedy and his wife.
| Year in Movies
Major Hollywood studios followed the lead of the independents, producing a slate of dark, edgy films.
| Year in Music
A year of musical extremes: from the hip-swinging Latin pop of Ricky Martin to the slacker rock of Kid Rock.
Lance Armstrong was victorious in the Tour de France; Serena Williams blasted her way to a U.S. Open title.
From one of the worst black eyes in boxing history to Robin Ventura's stunning "Grand Slam Single."
| Places in
the News Quiz
What country gave up its territorial rights to Macao in 1999?
| Pop Culture
The year of Pokémon, Latin pop, Harry Potter, and Dot-coms.