Sport Events in January 1999
Tamil Nadu's Sundararajan Kidambi won the 28th junior National chess championship for boys in Jalandhar.
Karnataka's Farah Khan made it three-in-a-row in the National ladies billiards championship in Delhi.
Australian captain Mark Taylor broke his predecessor Allan Border's world record for catches in Tests by a non- wicketkeeper when he held his 157th - Mark Ramprakash off Glenn McGrath - on the fourth day of the fifth and final Test against England in Sydney.
Shiv Sena activists dug up the Kotla pitch in Delhi with the view to preventing the Indo-Pakistan first Test which was to commence from Jan. 28.
Farah Khan made it a double, adding the National ladies snooker title in Delhi.
PSCB men, Railways women won the team events in National table tennis championship in Chennai.
Maharashtra retained the inter-State squash championship in Calcutta.
Chetan Baboor (PSCB) and Poulomi Ghatak (WB) won the men's and women's titles respectively in the National table tennis championship in Chennai.
Punjab's Zoravar Singh and Biren Deep Sodhi emerged champions in the men's and junior boys' sections respectively in the clay pigeon trap (ISU) event of the National shotgun shooting championship in Chennai.
Ritwick Bhattacharya (Delhi) and Mekhala Subedar (Maharashtra) won the men's and women's titles in the National squash championship in Calcutta.
Delhi's Moraad Ali Khan set two National marks and won the men's gold while Punjab's Ronjan Sodhi bagged the junior crown in the clay pigeon double trap event of the National shotgun shooting championship in Chennai.
Madhya Pradesh won its maiden Wills Trophy championship, defeating Bengal in the final of the limited overs cricket championship in Calcutta.
Rahul Rai of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Mairaj Ahmad Khan won the men's and junior clay pigeon skeet titles respectively in the National shotgun shooting championship in Chennai. Karnataka won the team gold.
Ashok Shandilya of Railways won his maiden National snooker crown in Delhi.
Former Indian wicketkeeper P. Krishnamurthy passed away in Hyderabad following a cardiac arrest.
Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
Swiss Miss Martina Hingis won the Australian Open; Paes-Bhupathi stumbled in the doubles final, losing to Patrick Rafter-Jonas Bjorkman.
Punjab's Alok Kumar won the National billiards championship in Delhi.
Yevgeny Kafelnikov claimed the Australian Open singles crown.