On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2001

Historical Events

  • 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.

Famous Deaths

  • Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), dies at 95
2001 Highlights

About December 20, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius