What Happened in December 2000

Historical Events

  • 2nd 9th SEC Championship Game: #7 Florida beats #18 Auburn, 28-6
  • 2nd 5th Big 12 Championship Game: #1 Oklahoma beats #8 Kansas State, 27-24
  • 10th 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 11th 66th Heisman Trophy Award: Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB)
  • 12th United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
  • 13th 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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13th 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
  • 19th 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.
  • 23rd Cricket Women's World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs
  • 24th The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.
  • 28th U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • 30th 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

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

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

Famous Deaths

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