On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2000

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

Football Player and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Player and Manager
Zinedine Zidane
  • 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

  • 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
  • Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
2000 Highlights

About December 19, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius