What Happened On 24th December 1999 In History

December 24th (1999) was a Friday. It's the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 24th December, 1999

  • » Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India; aircraft eventually landed at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordeal ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (1 passenger killed).

December 24th Famous Deaths for 1999

  • » Bill Bowerman, American businessman, co-founded Nike, Inc. (b. 1911)
  • » Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, 152nd List of Prime Ministers of France called Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)
  • » João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (b. 1918)

December 24th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints e.g Feast Day:
  • » Adela and Irmina
  • » December 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Christmas Eve (Christianity) and its related observances:
  • » Yule Iceland e.g Aðfangadagskvöld, the day when the 13th and the last Yule Lads or Yule Lad arrives to towns. (Iceland)
  • » Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italy)
  • » Yule called Juleaften/Juleafton (Denmark, Norway and Sweden)
  • » Nochebuena (Spain and Spanish-speaking countries)

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