On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2000

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championships as a player, returns to the NBA, joining the Washington Wizards as part owner and President of Basketball Operations

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

2000 Highlights

About January 19, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn