January 1999

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The following events occurred during January 1999:

Business and economy
  • The euro currency is introduced.
Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
  • Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque killing 16 people and injuring 25.
  • 3.4 million copies of the film The Rescuers are recalled after a photo of a topless woman was discovered in two of the 110,000 frames of the movie.
  • After thirteen years of playing NBA basketball, NBA superstar Michael Jordan announces his second retirement from basketball.
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