What Happened on December 17, 1999

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Humberstone, English singer-songwriter ("The Walls Are Way Too Thin"), born in Grantham, England
Born in 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist ("Just The Two Of Us"; "Mr Magic"; "Let It Flow"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Rex Allen, American singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy", and actor (Frontier Doctor - "Dr. Baxter"), dies at 78

About December 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

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