On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Rivaldo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Manchester United midfielder David Beckham and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko
  • The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.

Famous Deaths

  • John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), dies at 82