On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1999

Historical Events

  • Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • NASA's Mars Polar Lander launched, mission later fails after communication lost trying to land on Mars (Dec 3 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Jerry Quarry, American boxer (famous bouts v world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), dies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 53
1999 Highlights

About January 3, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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