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1999 Trivia Questions

Trivia questions about the year 1999 with answers


1999 Trivia Questions

What is launched in January by NASA?
A: The Mars Polar Lander

Gunmen open fire on Shia Muslims worshiping in a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing how many people?
A: 16 and injuring 25.

The China News Service announces new government restrictions on what?
A:  Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.

The 6.2 Mw  Armenia, Colombia earthquake hits western Colombia, killing how many?
A: At least 1,900.

King Hussein of Jordan dies from what?
A: Cancer, and his son Abdullah II inherits the throne.

U.S. President Bill Clinton is what?
A: Acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate.

Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after what?
A: Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders.


Moderate Iraqi Shiite cleric Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr is what?
A: Assassinated.

What Kurdish rebel leader is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey?
A: Abdullah Öcalan.

White supremacist John William King is found guilty of kidnapping and murdering who?
A: African American James Byrd Jr. by dragging him behind a truck for 2 miles (3 km).

Who is executed in the gas chamber in Arizona?
A: Walter LaGrand.

In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of what?
A: The charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying EA-6B Prowler hit a gondola cable.

Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to do what?
A: Circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

The 71st Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles with what film winning Best Picture?
A: Shakespeare in Love.


NATO launches air strikes against who?
A: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign state.

A fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel kills 39 people, closing the tunnel for how long?
A: Nearly three years.

Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to where?
A: The town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.

For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what?
A: The 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.

Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are what?
A: Handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands.

In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of whom?
A:  Matthew Shepard.

Bill Gates's personal fortune makes him the wealthiest individual in the world due to what?
A: The increased value of Microsoft stock.


Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado, teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing how many?
A:  12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves.

In May a devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, hit southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing how many people?
A: 36 people.

It also produced the highest what?
A: The highest winds recorded on Earth: 301 ~+mn~ 20 mph (484 ~+mn~ 32 km/h).

The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, in which the English side Manchester United defeats who?
A: The German side Bayern Munich 2–1.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for what?
A: For war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's “what" is placed back on display in Milan, Italy?
A: The Last Supper.

In June Yugoslavia and NATO sign what?
A: A peace treaty to end their hostilities.

Texas governor George W. Bush announces he will pursue the Republican Party's nomination for what?
A: President of the United States.


Turin, Italy, is awarded what?
A: The 2006 Winter Olympics.

American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in what?
A: The final of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing who?
A: Him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette.

In July, what does NASA launch?
A: The Chandra X-ray Observatory.

A total solar eclipse is seen where?
A: In Europe and Asia.

6.0 Mw Athens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing how many?
A: 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.

China launches what?
A: The first Shenzhou spacecraft.


The National Assembly of Kuwait revokes a 1985 law that granted what?
A: Women's suffrage.

November 26 – The 7.5 Mw Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows.

The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming what?
A: The largest corporation in the world.

The U.S. turned over complete administration of the Panama Canal to whom?
A: The Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977.

Who resigned as president of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President?
A: Boris Yeltsin.