What Happened in 2000 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 220

  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars 4-2
  • Jun 11 99th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Magnus Norman (6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 99th Women's French Open: Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez (6-2, 7-5)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 12 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
  • Jun 13 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 13 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 14 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jun 16 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 19 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
  • Jun 19 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 21 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • Jun 23 The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • Jun 23 The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
  • Jun 25 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Jun 28 Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

Rapper Eminem
  • Jul 1 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
  • Jul 1 Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
  • Jul 2 Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
  • Jul 2 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Pat Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 9 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Jul 10 EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
  • Jul 10 A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
  • Jul 11 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
  • Jul 20 The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
  • Jul 20 In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
  • Jul 20 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
  • Jul 20 33rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 23 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Jul 25 Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
  • Aug 1 First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse
  • Aug 8 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
  • Aug 9 South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle
  • Aug 12 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • Aug 18 A Federal jury finds the US Environmental Protection Agency guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
  • Aug 21 82nd PGA Championship: Tiger Woods become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff
  • Aug 23 A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • Aug 23 Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
  • Aug 24 Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
  • Aug 27 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • Aug 30 57th Venice Film Festival: "Dayereh" directed by Jafar Panahi wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win
  • 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

  • Sep 10 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 10 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)
  • 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.
  • Oct 1 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • Oct 1 United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • Oct 1 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 1 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 4 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 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
  • Oct 6 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • Oct 7 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • Oct 11 The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
  • Oct 12 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 23 "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
  • Oct 25 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 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
  • Oct 26 Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
  • Oct 31 The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
  • Oct 31 A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • Oct 31 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
  • Nov 2 The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
  • Nov 5 Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church
  • Nov 7 Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case
  • Nov 7 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Nov 11 In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
  • Nov 11 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 28-16 in South Bend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • Nov 15 A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
  • Nov 15 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 315

  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • Apr 28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
  • May 1 Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 3 John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
  • May 5 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • May 6 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 8 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
  • May 8 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • May 8 Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)
  • May 10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • May 10 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • May 12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • May 14 Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
  • May 16 Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988)
  • May 17 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
  • May 18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • May 18 Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
  • May 19 Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • May 20 Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)
  • May 21 Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur), dies at 96

  • May 21 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
  • May 24 Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
  • May 27 Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • May 27 Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
  • May 30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • May 31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 2 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • Jun 2 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6 Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • Jun 8 Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • Jun 9 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • Jun 9 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • Jun 10 Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • Jun 10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • Jun 12 P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
  • Jun 16 Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
  • Jun 17 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • Jun 20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 2 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 4 Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  • Jul 7 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • Jul 7 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 11 Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
  • Jul 12 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
  • Jul 14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • Jul 14 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Jul 15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 20 Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (b. 1941)
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 24 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • Jul 26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • Jul 28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • Jul 28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Jul 31 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch Astronomer, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)

  • Aug 5 Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • Aug 10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12 Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Aug 13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 13 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • Aug 14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)