On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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