What Happened in October 2000

Historical Events

  • 1st Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • 1st United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 1st United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 1st 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia

Music awardsMusic Awards

4th 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

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5th Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 6th Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 7th The last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England by Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 11th The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
  • 12th The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

15th Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Larry David
  • 16th MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 17th Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack
  • 17th MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

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22nd 51st Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 19 points

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 23rd "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, the New York Jets pulled together a rapid and improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
  • 25th A team led by Brigitte Senut and Martin Pickford discover Orrorin tugenensis, one of the earliest species on the human family tree that lived about 6 million years ago, in the Tugen Hills, Kenya

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26th NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 26th Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
  • 31st The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
  • 31st A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • 31st A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members

Famous Birthdays

  • 31st Willow Smith, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • 14th Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

18th Actress Demi Moore (37) divorces actor Bruce Willis (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Actress Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1st Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • 3rd Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 3rd John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 4th Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • 4th Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)
  • 5th Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 6th Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 9th David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 9th Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 10th Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
  • 11th Donald Dewar, First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 13th Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 15th Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 16th Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • 17th Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 18th Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 18th Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • 19th Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • 23rd Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 27th Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 28th Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 28th Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player for the Houston Astros (b. 1969)
  • 28th Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

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30th Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 31st Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • 31st Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)