What Happened on December 24, 1999

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, dies at 88
  • João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, (Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of France 1968-9), dies at 92)
  • Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (The Flamingos - "Goodnight Sweetheart"; "I Only Have Eyes For You"), dies of a heart attack at 66
1999 Highlights

About December 24, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun - Westlife