On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1999

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Opening of St Peter's Holy Door by Pope John Paul II in approach of 3rd millennium

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach
  • João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)
  • Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
1999 Highlights

About December 24, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn