Things that happened in ’99 and ’00


Things That Happened in 1999

Jan 1 – The Euro currency is introduced
Jan 3 – The Mars Polar Lander was launched
Jan 11 – Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
Jan 13 – Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement
Jan 31 – Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” first airs on Fox
Jan 31 – Super Boxl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19
Feb 11 – Pluto moves further away from the sun
Feb 23 – Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album ‘The Slim Shady LP’
Mar 23 – “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin is released
Apr 20 – The infamous Columbine Shooting occurs, killing 13 people and wounding 24
May 10 – Animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants” debuts on Nickelodeon
Jul 8 – “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling is published
Jul 16 – John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, and sister-in-law are killed in a plane crash
Jul 27 – Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a “900”
Aug 31 – Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL
Oct 12 – The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born
Oct 12 – Pat LaFontaine retires from the NHL
Dec 31 – Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President

Things That Happened in 2000

Jan 4 – Bill Belichick resigns from being the head coach of the New York Jets a day after accepting the offer
Jan 13 – Bill Gates steps down from CEO of Microsoft and promotes Steve Ballmer to the position
Feb 13 – The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies
Jul 8 – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling is published
Jul 23 – In the 87th Tour de France no winner was declared due to Lance Armstrong cheating on a drug test
Aug 27 – The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed
Sep 15 – 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia
Oct 12 – American destroyer USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39 others
Oct 18 – Zack de la Rocha announces he is leaving rock band Rage Against The Machine
Oct 26 – NY Yankees win their 3rd straight World Series Championship
Nov 2 – The first crew arrives at the International Space Station
Nov 13 – The Beatles release their compilation album “1”