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

About January 3, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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