What Happened in February 2000

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31
  • Feb 6 50th NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 9-4 at Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 7 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
  • Feb 9 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 31st NAACP Image Awards: "The Best Man" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Feb 13 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 13 49th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 137-127 at Oakland
  • Feb 14 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Feb 15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • Feb 18 Stjepan Mesić becomes the second president of Croatia.
  • Feb 20 42nd Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (155.669 MPH)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 23 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins


Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Feb 4 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • Feb 4 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • Feb 7 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7 Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • Feb 7 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 8 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • Feb 8 Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • Feb 8 Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 11 Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  • Feb 11 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
  • Feb 12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70

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Feb 12 Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Feb 12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)

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Feb 12 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Feb 16 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • Feb 18 Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • Feb 19 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
  • Feb 20 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • Feb 21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • Feb 22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • Feb 23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 23 Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • Feb 23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • Feb 26 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • Feb 29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)