On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1999

Historical Events

  • NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, dies at 86
1999 Highlights

About December 18, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius