August 1999 in history

August 1999 events chronologically

Aug 7 The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighboring Russian Dagestan
Aug 9 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet
Aug 11 The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one
Aug 15 Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria: Some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco
Aug 17 A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000
Aug 19 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević
Aug 26 Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade

Born in August 1999

Aug 14 Garrett Ryan an American actor. He is best known for his role as Kyle Jenkins Abbott on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2010 to 2012. Ryan has also appeared in other television series, such as Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, and Heroes, and has appeared on over a dozen commercials, such as for Tylenol, Walmart and McDonald's. He has also appeared in the films Trust and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Garrett is currently a freshman at Orange County School of the Arts , a performing arts school in downtown Santa Ana
Aug 18 Talia Castellano a Covergirl and an American Internet celebrity known for her YouTube channel "TaliaJoy18" that featured her unique makeup tutorials. Her channel was mainly dedicated to makeup, fashion and cancer vlogs where she would discuss neuroblastoma and leukemia, the diseases she battled for six years. At the time of Castellano's death, her channel had more than 750,000 subscribers and 45 million video views. Since then, her YouTube channel has grown to more than 1,000,000 subscribers. Even after her death, her Instagram feed @taliajoy18 has over 2,000,000 followers
Aug 21 Maxim Knight an American child actor who started acting at the age of eight. He is probably most known for appearing as Matt Mason in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies
Aug 22 Dakota Goyo a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel and Jesse Barrett in the film Dark Skies. He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians which was released on 21 November 2012
Aug 28 Prince Nikolai of Denmark a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the elder son of Prince Joachim and his former wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. As of 2013, Prince Nikolai is seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1999

Aug 1 Nirad C. Chaudhuri a Bengali−English writer and man of letters. He was born in 1897 in Kishoreganj, then part of Bengal in British India, now in Bangladesh
Aug 4 Victor Mature an American stage, film and television actor.
Aug 14 Pee Wee Reese an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. A ten-time All Star, Reese contributed to seven National League championships for the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Reese is also famous for his support of his teammate Jackie Robinson, the first modern African American player in the major leagues, especially in Robinson's difficult first years
Aug 17 Reiner Klimke a German equestrian, who won six gold and two bronze medals in dressage at the Summer Olympics — a record for equestrian events. He appeared in six Olympics from 1960 to 1988, excluding the 1980 Games that were boycotted by West Germany
Aug 21 Leo Castelli an Italian-American art dealer. His gallery showcased cutting edge Contemporary art for five decades. Among the movements which Castelli showed were Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, Op Art, Color field painting, Hard-edge painting, Lyrical Abstraction, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, and Neo-expressionism
Aug 23 James White (author) a Northern Irish author of science fiction novellas, short stories and novels. He was born in Belfast and returned there after spending his early years in Canada. After a few years in the clothing industry, he worked at Short Brothers Ltd. from 1965 until taking early retirement in 1984 as a result of diabetes. White married Margaret Sarah Martin, another science fiction fan, in 1955 and the couple had three children
Aug 27 Hélder Câmara Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, serving from 1964 to 1985 during the military regime of the country.