On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies at 89