What Happened on December 26, 1999

Historical Events

  • Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).

Famous Deaths

  • Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician ("Freddie's Dead"; "Superfly"), dies from complications of type 2 diabetes at 57
  • Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian politician and 9th President of India (1992-97), dies at 81
1999 Highlights

About December 26, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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