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.
Current events of February 7, 1999 (1999-02-07) (Sunday)
An avalanche wipes out the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31 people and burying alive 57 others.
The R&B trio TLC releases their third album FanMail after their five year hiatus from the release of their second album in 1994, CrazySexyCool. It debuted at #1 on this billboard 200 and spent 5 non-consecutive weeks at #1. This was the last TLC studio album released with all three original members living, rapper Lisa Lopes would die in a treacherous car accident in Honduras just three years later, in 2002.
Current events of February 24, 1999 (1999-02-24) (Wednesday)