February 1999

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February 1999 was a month with twenty-eight days and no full moon.

The following events also occurred during the month:

Law and crime
Law and crime
  • Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve 2 years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for the August 31, 1998 assault on two people after a car accident.
Politics and elections
  • Pluto, a dwarf planet with an eccentric orbit, changes from the eighth to ninth planet furthest from the Sun. It had been the eighth furthest since 1979, and will become again in 2231.
  • Rapper Big L, real name Lamont Coleman, is shot and killed with 7 bullets to the head and chest just blocks from his home in Harlem.
  • The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and one is wounded at a shooting range.
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