What Happened in March 2000

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • Mar 1 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • Mar 2 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • Mar 2 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland

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Mar 4 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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Mar 6 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Mar 10 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • Mar 10 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Mar 11 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
  • Mar 12 47th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #20 Maryland, 81-68
  • Mar 12 41st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Arkansas beats Auburn, 75-67
  • Mar 17 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • Mar 20 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.

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Mar 20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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Mar 23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Mar 25 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: Wild Wild West wins

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Mar 26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

  • Mar 27 Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • Mar 28 A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).

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Mar 30 Richard Branson is knighted by Charles, Prince of Wales for "services to entrepreneurship" at Buckingham Palace, London

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 4 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (21) weds cinematographer Robert Brinkmann (38)
  • Mar 10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 16 Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • Mar 18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)