What Happened in 2000 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 220

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 12th 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 13th Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jun 16th 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 18th 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19th 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 19th 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 19th 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 21st Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • Jun 23rd 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 23rd The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
  • Jun 25th 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Jun 28th Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29th 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 1st The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
  • Jul 1st Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
  • Jul 2nd 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 2nd UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8th "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 9th 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 9th 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 9th 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 10th EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
  • Jul 10th A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
  • Jul 11th 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
  • Jul 20th 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 20th In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
  • Jul 20th Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
  • Jul 20th 33rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 23rd 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23rd 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 25th 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 1st First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse
  • Aug 8th Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
  • Aug 9th South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle
  • Aug 12th The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • Aug 18th 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 21st 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 23rd A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • Aug 23rd 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 24th Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
  • Aug 27th 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • Aug 30th 57th Venice Film Festival: "Dayereh" directed by Jafar Panahi wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 5th The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • Sep 7th 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win
  • Sep 10th The musical Cats closes on Broadway

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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

  • Sep 10th 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 10th 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)
  • Sep 11th Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sep 12th Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • Sep 15th 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 16th 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 16th 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 17th 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 19th Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
  • Sep 20th Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
  • Sep 20th The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • Sep 26th Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • Sep 26th M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
  • Sep 28th Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Oct 1st Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • Oct 1st United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • Oct 1st United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 1st 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 4th 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 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
  • Oct 6th Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • Oct 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.
  • Oct 11th The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
  • Oct 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 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
  • Oct 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 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
  • Oct 26th Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
  • Oct 31st The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
  • Oct 31st A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • Oct 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
  • Nov 2nd The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
  • Nov 5th Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church
  • Nov 7th Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • Nov 7th 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 7th Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13th 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 15th A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
  • Nov 15th New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16th 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 Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 313

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Aug 5th Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9th John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9th Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • Aug 10th Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 11th Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12th Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Aug 13th Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 14th Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • Aug 14th Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 16th Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 19th Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 19th Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
  • Aug 21st Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)