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1999 year in review John F. Kennedy Jr and Carolyn Bessett Kennedy Women's World Cup Soccer War in Chechnya Buford Furrow Earthquake in Turkey Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter

News of
the World

While bloody wars broke out in Kosovo and Chechnya, the possiblity of peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland grew more palpable.
 

News of
the Nation

Handguns became the issue of the day as the nation grappled with a spate of senseless shootings.
 

People in
the News

Whether taking the helm of a newly-independent South Africa or simply living La Vida Loca, these people made headlines.
 

Deaths
in 1999

This year we mourned the loss of beloved writers, mythic sports heroes, and the passing of a young Kennedy and his wife.
 

Year in Movies

Major Hollywood studios followed the lead of the independents, producing a slate of dark, edgy films.
 

Year in Music

A year of musical extremes: from the hip-swinging Latin pop of Ricky Martin to the slacker rock of Kid Rock.
 

Sports
Personalities

Lance Armstrong was victorious in the Tour de France; Serena Williams blasted her way to a U.S. Open title.
 

Sports
Moments

From one of the worst black eyes in boxing history to Robin Ventura's stunning "Grand Slam Single."
 

Places in
the News Quiz

What country gave up its territorial rights to Macao in 1999?
 

Pop Culture
Trends

The year of Pokémon, Latin pop, Harry Potter, and Dot-coms.



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