On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1999

Historical Events

  • Arsenal FC completes a huge signing coup snapping up ace French striker Thierry Henry for a bargain £10 million from Italian club Juventus.

Famous Deaths

  • Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz and session bassist (Shelly Manne; Teddy Edwards; Les McCann), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", dies following a shootout with police officers at 44
1999 Highlights

About August 3, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo