On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, dies at 84
  • Ralph Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, Governor of Northern Ireland (1968-73), dies at 89
1999 Highlights

About October 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra