August 1999

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

<<August 1999>>
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
 
Jump to: navigation, search

August 1999 was a month with thirty-one days.

The following events occurred during the month:

  • A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Istanbul and northwestern Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000. This earthquake was the first of a long series of unrelated but frequent earthquakes throughout the world during the years 1999 and 2000. Some connected the earthquake to the fact that the Umbra of the solar eclipse of August 11, was right above Istanbul.
  • Michael Johnson captures the 400 M. world record.
  • The pilot episode of SmackDown! aired
<<August 1999>>
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031