What Happened in April 2001

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue 68-66
  • Apr 1 Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Apr 2 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Arizona 82-72
  • Apr 7 Mars Odyssey is launched.
  • Apr 7 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 65th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Apr 11 The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
  • Apr 16 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea 1st man in 2:09:43 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:53

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 A letter between Gale Norton and Jeb Bush is released, stating that the Bush administration has decided to go ahead with plans to auction 6 million acres of potentially oil-and-gas-rich seabed in the Gulf of Mexico

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Apr 21 2001 NFL Draft: Michael Vick from Virginia Tech first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Apr 28 Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
  • Apr 30 The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
  • Apr 30 US Vice President Cheney calls for increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
  • Apr 1 Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 1 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Apr 2 Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 2 Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
  • Apr 3 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • Apr 4 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
  • Apr 5 Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
  • Apr 5 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), dies at 82
  • Apr 6 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • Apr 7 David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Apr 7 Beatrice Straight, American actress, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Apr 9 Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • Apr 11 Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Apr 11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • Apr 12 Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
  • Apr 14 Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • Apr 14 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 15 Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • Apr 16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • Apr 24 Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 24 Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)