On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1999

Historical Events

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stephen Hendry of Scotland defeats Welshman Mark Williams, 18-11 for a record 7th world crown

Famous Deaths

  • Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), dies at 78
  • Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
1999 Highlights

About May 3, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus