What Happened on October 7, 1999

Famous Deaths

  • David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, creator of Huffman coding, dies at 74
  • Deryck Guyler, British actor (Please Sir!; Sykes), dies at 85
  • Rev. Bruce Ritter, American Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity New York City based Covenant House, dies of cancer at 72
1999 Highlights

About October 7, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey Featuring Jay-Z
  • UK #1 Song: Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65