What Happened in December 2000

Historical Events

  • Dec 2 9th SEC Championship Game: #7 Florida beats #18 Auburn, 28-6
  • Dec 2 5th Big 12 Championship Game: #1 Oklahoma beats #8 Kansas State, 27-24
  • Dec 10 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • Dec 11 66th Heisman Trophy Award: Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 12 United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
  • Dec 13 The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins

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Dec 13 American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore
  • Dec 19 The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
  • Dec 23 Cricket Women's World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs
  • Dec 24 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.
  • Dec 28 U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • Dec 30 Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 6 Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 2 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 16 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • Dec 4 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • Dec 11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 18 Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • Dec 18 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), dies at 85
  • Dec 18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • Dec 19 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 19 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 19 John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 19 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • Dec 20 Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • Dec 23 Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Dec 23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Dec 24 John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • Dec 24 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • Dec 25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939
  • Dec 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Dec 26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • Dec 31 Alan Cranston, American politician (b. 1914)
  • Dec 31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)