What Happened in April 2000

Historical Events

  • 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.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

22nd NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

Famous Deaths

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

8th Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • 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)