Sport Events in May 1999
India retained the SAFF Coca-Cola football title in Margao, beating Bangladesh in the final.
Former England wicketkeeper Godfrey Evans passed away in London.
Cochin Port Trust men, Southern Railway women won the 21st Federation Cup volleyball titles in Pathanamthitta.
Stephen Hendry claimed a record seventh world snooker title in Sheffield, England.
British Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair inaugurated the World Cup '99 cricket at Lord's.
Chess GM Lembit Oll, ranked No. 42 in the world, committed suicide in Tallinn, Estonia.
R. B. Sapre, India's first National chess champion, passed away in Mumbai.
Manipur won the National women's football championship in Shillong, beating Bengal in the final.
Sun Jun (China) and Camilla Martin (Denmark) won the men's and women's titles in the World badminton championships in Copenhagen.
Noted wrestling coach, Dronacharya awardee Guru Hanuman, died in a road accident near Meerut.