What Happened on December 19, 2000

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko

  • The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.

Famous Deaths

  • (Roebuck) "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, dies at 90
  • Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
2000 Highlights

About December 19, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Can We Fix It - Bob The Builder