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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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).

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)