On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 2019

Historical Events

  • Iraqi militiamen and protesters breach the outer wall of the US embassy in Baghdad following US airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, on December 29

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Watts, English rugby league second rower (5 Tests Great Britain, 1 England; World Cup 1954; York RLFC), dies at 93
  • Christian Kellens, Belgian jazz trombonist, dies at 94
2019 Highlights

About December 31, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: River - Ellie Goulding