On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
1999 Highlights

About March 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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