On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Liverpool forward Michael Owen is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid striker Raúl and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBillie Eilish

Billie Eilish, American singer-songwriter (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish

Famous Deaths

  • Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), dies at 82
  • Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74