What happened this day in history December 3, 1999

What are the important events that happened on December 3, 1999? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 3, 1999: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 3, 1999 is the 337th day of the year 1999 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 20, 1999 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 262,272 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $66.26. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 3, 1999 Historical Events

  • 1999
    NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
  • 1999
    Six firefighters are killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Who died on December 3, 1999?

  • 1999
    Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 1999
    Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999
    Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)

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