|years:||1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
|decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s|
|centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
- The sixth space probe in the Voyager series, Voyager VI, is launched by NASA.
- J.R. Rasmussen quits her job at Paramount Pictures.
- The New York Yankees would field a team, later considered by Sanctuary District guard Vin to be the best in the history of baseball.
- The episode, produced in 1995, correctly predicted that the '99 Yankees would have an auspicious season. The Yankees did in fact end up winning the World Series in that year. In terms of statistics, the 1998 Yankees have an edge on the '99 team. Including the postseason, the '98 Yankees won more games than any other team before or since.
- Doctors Without Borders organization wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- At some point between the years 2364 and 2376, the Federation utilized the Guardian of Forever to send Ambassador Spock to planet Earth in the year 1999, when it was determined that intervention was needed to keep an asteroid from destroying the planet. Spock encountered Q, and convinced him to use his power to move the asteroid back 30 years distance from the planet. Given Q's beliefs about humanity's potential, it can be understood why Q would be willing to save Earth from it's premature destruction.
- J.R. Rasmussen resigns her position and forswores time travel in this year, after receiving a vision from a Bajoran Orb of herself and Wesley Crusher sharing an encounter on Risa.
- 14 June
- Nelson Mandela ends his term as leader of South Africa.
- 31 December
- Shannon O'Donnel sleeps through the Millennium changeover.
Births and deaths
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||1999 births|
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||1999 deaths|
- 8 March
- Joe DiMaggio dies.
- 12 March
- Yehudi Menuhin dies.
- 8 July
- Pete Conrad dies.
- 20 September
- Raisa Gorbachyova dies.
- other notable people
- Hank Aaron • Joe Adcock • Buzz Aldrin • Pamela Anderson • Ann-Margret • Neil Armstrong • Margaret Atwood • Ernie Banks • Drew Barrymore • Tony Blair • Barry Bonds • Boutros Boutros-Ghali • Ben Bova • Ray Bradbury • Kenneth Branagh • Ralph Branca • Dave Brubeck • George H. W. Bush • George W. Bush • Naomi Campbell • Jimmy Carter • Fidel Castro • Charles, Prince of Wales • Jaques Chirac • Katie Christopher • Arthur C. Clarke • Hillary Rodham Clinton • William J. Clinton • Joan Collins • Max Allan Collins • Pete Conrad • Robert Crais • Walter Cronkite • Olivia de Havilland • Robert De Niro • Cameron Diaz • Joe DiMaggio • Athene Donald • James Doohan • Frank Drake • Bob Dylan • Freeman Dyson • Clint Eastwood • Elizabeth II • Harlan Ellison • Shepard Fairey • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir • Heidi Fleiss • Bill Gates • John Glenn • Raisa Gorbachova • George Harrison • Stephen Hawking • Patty Hearst • Thor Heyerdahl • Lena Horne • Kevin Howard • Saddam Hussein • Steve Jobs • Davy Jones • DeForest Kelley • Har Gobind Khorana • Lady Gaga • Debbie Lauderdale • Alexey Leonov • James Lovell • Elle Macpherson • Madonna • John Major • Lee Majors • Junior Mance • Johnny Mandel • Nelson Mandela • Charles Manson • Willie Mays • Jennifer McCarthy • Paul McCartney • Larry McMurtry • Yehudi Menuhin • Walter Mondale • Demi Moore • Elon Musk • Abu Nidal • Leonard Nimoy • Patrick O'Brian • Roger Penrose • Nancy Reagan • Ronald Reagan • Helen Reddy • Derek Redmond • Sally Ride • Donald Rumsfeld • J.R. Rasmussen • Claudia Schiffer • Norman Schwarzkopf • William Shatner • Will Smith • Mickey Spillane • Eddie Stanky • Patrick Stewart • Sharon Stone • Valentina Tereshkova • Margaret Thatcher • Bobby Thomson • Frank J. Tipler • Richard Widmark • Andrew Wiles • Chuck Yeager • Boris Yeltsin
References and notes
- TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Motion Picture
- ST reference: Star Trek Chronology
- DS9 - Strange New Worlds II short story: "Research"
- DS9 episode: "Past Tense, Part II"
- Historical fact.
- Spock vs. Q audiobook: Spock vs. Q
- Spock vs. Q audiobook: Spock vs. Q: The Sequel
- DS9 - Strange New Worlds II short story: "Research"
- VOY episode: "11:59"
- ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia
Spock vs. Q
Spock vs. Q: The Sequel
- TOS novel #85: My Brother's Keeper, Book 1: Republic by Michael Jan Friedman.
- TOS novel #86: My Brother's Keeper, Book 2: Constitution, by Michael Jan Friedman.
- TOS novel #87: My Brother's Keeper, Book 3: Enterprise, by Michael Jan Friedman.
- DS9 novel #23: The 34th Rule by Armin Shimerman and David R. George III.
- week of 6 January
- TOS novel: Mission to Horatius by Mack Reynolds (hardcover reprint).
- DS9 novel #24: Rebels, Book 1: The Conquered by Dafydd ab Hugh.
- DS9 novel #25: Rebels, Book 2: The Courageous by Dafydd ab Hugh.
- week of 3 February
- week of 10 February
- week of 17 February
- week of 24 February
- VOY novel: Death of a Neutron Star by Eric Kotani.
- DS9 novel #26: Rebels, Book 2: The Liberated by Dafydd ab Hugh.
- week of 3 March
- DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" is first aired.
- VOY episode: "Course: Oblivion" is first aired.
- TOS novel: Dark Victory, by William Shatner, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (hardcover)
- TNG novel #50: Dyson Sphere, by Charles Pellegrino and George Zebrowski
- TNG novel: Ship of the Line, by Diane Carey (paperback reprint)
- VOY novel: Battle Lines, by Dave Galanter and Greg Brodeur
- SNW anthology: Strange New Worlds II, edited by Dean Wesley Smith with John J. Ordover and Paula M. Block
- TNG novel #51: Double Helix, Book 1: Infection, by John Gregory Betancourt
- TNG novel #52: Double Helix, Book 2: Vectors, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (DS9 crossover)
- DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind, by Diane Carey
- TOS novel: Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz (hardcover)
- TNG novel #53: Double Helix, Book 3: Red Sector, by Diane Carey (TOS crossover)
- TNG novel #54: Double Helix, Book 4: Quarantine, by John Vornholt (VOY crossover)
- TNG novel #55: Double Helix, Book 5: Double or Nothing, by Peter David (NF crossover)
- TNG novel #56: Double Helix, Book 6: The First Virtue, by Michael Jan Friedman and Christie Golden (STA crossover)
- TNG novel: I, Q, by John de Lancie and Peter David (hardcover)
- TNG novel #57: The Forgotten War, by William R. Forstchen
- TOS novel #88: Across the Universe, by Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski
- VOY novelization: Equinox, by Diane Carey.
- VOY novel: Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth, by D.W. "Prof" Smith
- NF novel #7: The Quiet Place, by Peter David
- NF novel #8: Dark Allies, by Peter David
- ST anthology: New Worlds, New Civilizations, by Michael Jan Friedman.
- DS9 anthology: The Lives of Dax, edited by Marco Palmieri
- TOS/TNG novel: The Badlands, Book One, by Susan Wright
- DS9/VOY novel: The Badlands, Book Two, by Susan Wright