Today in History for September 1999
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Events 1 - 9 of 9
7th - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
8th - United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.
12th - Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
13th - Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
14th - Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
21st - Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
23rd - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
23rd - Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.
30th - Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
29th - Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
Weddings 1 - 4 of 4
3rd - "The Steve Harvey Show" actor Cedric The Entertainer (35) weds Lorna Wells (33)
11th - Actress Jenny McCarthy (26) weds actor-director John Mallory Asher (28) in the Crystal Gardens at the Beverly Hills Hotel
19th - Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
26th - Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
Deaths 1 - 21 of 21
1st - W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
5th - Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
5th - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
6th - René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
7th - Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
8th - Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
9th - Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
9th - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
9th - Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
10th - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
11th - Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
11th - Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
13th - Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)
14th - Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
17th - Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
20th - Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
20th - Robert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (b. 1905)
22nd - George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
23rd - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
25th - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)
26th - Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)