On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2000

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder LuĂ­s 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 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? 19 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius