What Happened in September 2000

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Rapper Eminem
  • Sep 10 The musical Cats closes on Broadway

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 10 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Sep 11 Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sep 12 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • Sep 15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Sep 16 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 19 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
  • Sep 20 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
  • Sep 20 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • Sep 26 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • Sep 26 M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
  • Sep 28 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sep 26 Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 3 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 2 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
  • Sep 10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • Sep 12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Sep 14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (b. 1906)
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
  • Sep 16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • Sep 17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • Sep 17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • Sep 19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 20 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Sep 21 Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
  • Sep 22 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Sep 22 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
  • Sep 23 Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
  • Sep 23 Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
  • Sep 25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • Sep 26 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau