On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 2000

Historical Events

Sports History

Pittsburgh Penguins center and part-owner Mario Lemieux scores a goal and 2 assists in his return to the NHL after more than 3 years out with injury problems and lingering cancer issues; Penguins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-0

Famous Deaths

  • Jack McVea, American swing jazz, and R&B clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, dies at 86
2000 Highlights

About December 27, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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