0 Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson is crowned Miss America 1999 in Atlantic City. The 24-year-old diabetic wears an insulin pump on her hip and plans to spotlight diabetes awareness during her reign.

Seventeen-year-old Katie Hnida is named Chatfield Senior High School's Homecoming Queen as well as starting kicker for the varsity football team. The No. 1-ranked kicker in the state of Colorado, Hnida hopes to play Division I college football next year.

:) Fifty-six-year-old Linda McCartney, photographer, animal rights activist and wife of famed Beatie Paul, dies of breast cancer on Aprill7, 1998.

C NBC's "News Radio" star and former "Saturday Night Live"

C After dropping out of the third grade in 1902 to care for her II younger siblings, retired nanny

cast member Phil Hartman dies from a gunshot wound inflicted by his wife in May 1998.

and housekeeper Eugenie Garside finally receives her high school diploma at age 98.

0 Hirofumi "The Tokyo Terror"

Nakajima (right), reigning world hot dog eating champion, eats 19 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes to win the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

mannequin to his high school prom. He names her Jen, picks out her dress and corsage and arrives In a limousine.

C Beloved puppeteer Shari Lewis dies of cancer on August 2. Her creations include her trademark Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy and Charlie Horse.

Olympic gold medalist figure skater Tara Lipinski takes part in ananti-tobacco rally with area school children on Capitol Hill in May 1998. The rally is sponsored by

the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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