December 31, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama

Deaths in History

  • Elliot Richardson, American politician (b. 1920)