On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1999

Historical Events

  • A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.

Famous Deaths

  • Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), dies of a heart attack at 63
1999 Highlights

About August 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo