On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 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

  • John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
  • Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85