On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1999

Historical Events

Sports History

Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building

Famous Deaths

  • Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
1999 Highlights

About November 3, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Keep On Movin' - Five