On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists, and goaltender Byron Dafoe records his 100th NHL victory in Boston Bruin's 3-1 win over the Thrashers in Atlanta

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Famous Deaths

  • Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), dies at 56
  • Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78