What Happened on October 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)