Today in History for April 2000
Events 1 - 12 of 12
2nd - 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
3rd - 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
8th - Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
8th - 153rd Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Papillon wins
9th - 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
9th - 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
11th - AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
14th - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
15th - 2000 NFL Draft: Courtney Brown from Penn State first pick by Cleveland Browns
17th - 104th Boston Marathon: Elijah Lagat of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:47 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:11
22nd - In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
22nd - The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
Deaths 1 - 22 of 22
1st - Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
2nd - Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
3rd - Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
5th - Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
6th - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
Actress Claire Trevor (8th) 8th - Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
10th - Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
10th - Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
10th - Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
11th - Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
13th - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
14th - Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
14th - Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
14th - Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
15th - Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
19th - Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
21st - Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
25th - David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
25th - Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
27th - Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
28th - Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
28th - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)