Historical Events in 2000

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  • Jan 1 Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium

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Jan 1 Opening of St Mary Major's holy doors by Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 1 86th Rose Bowl: #4 Wisconsin beats #22 Stanford, 17-9
  • Jan 1 66th Orange Bowl: #8 Michigan beats #5 Alabama, 35-34
  • Jan 2 29th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #6 Tennessee, 31-21

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Jan 4 A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Jan 4 After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary 48 years before
  • Jan 4 2nd BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Virginia Tech, 46-29, at 66th Sugar Bowl
  • Jan 4 19 are killed after two trains collide in Asta, Norway
  • Jan 6 The flu outbreak in Britain puts pressure on NHS
  • Jan 6 The last Pyrenean ibex is found dead after being crushed by a tree
  • Jan 7 Former UK Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken released from prison after 9 months of a 18-month sentence
  • Jan 8 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

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Jan 13 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Jan 14 A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

  • Jan 18 The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars 33-14
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

  • Jan 30 Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
  • Jan 30 Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 88th Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 88th Women's Australian Open: Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis (6-1, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jan 30 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 31 Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 31 A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 31 Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer
  • Feb 4 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31
  • Feb 6 50th NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 9-4 at Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 7 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
  • Feb 9 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 31st NAACP Image Awards: "The Best Man" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Feb 13 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 13 49th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 137-127 at Oakland
  • Feb 14 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Feb 15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • Feb 18 Stjepan Mesić becomes the second president of Croatia.
  • Feb 20 42nd Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (155.669 MPH)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 23 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

  • Mar 1 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • Mar 1 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • Mar 2 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • Mar 2 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Mar 10 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • Mar 10 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Mar 11 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
  • Mar 12 47th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #20 Maryland, 81-68
  • Mar 12 41st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Arkansas beats Auburn, 75-67
  • Mar 17 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • Mar 20 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.
  • Mar 20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine

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Mar 23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Mar 25 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: Wild Wild West wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

  • Mar 27 Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • Mar 28 A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).
  • Apr 2 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • Apr 3 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • Apr 8 Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
  • Apr 8 153rd Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Papillon wins
  • Apr 9 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
  • Apr 9 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
  • Apr 11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • Apr 14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • Apr 15 2000 NFL Draft: Courtney Brown from Penn State first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • Apr 17 104th Boston Marathon: Elijah Lagat of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:47 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • Apr 22 In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
  • Apr 22 The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 1 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

  • May 2 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.

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May 2 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • May 3 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • May 4 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
  • May 5 Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon
  • May 6 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12
  • May 13 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • May 13 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm
  • May 14 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
  • May 17 In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.
  • May 20 125th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Red Bullet wins in 1:56.00

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 23 Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • May 24 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • May 24 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • May 25 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • May 25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • May 27 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • May 30 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
  • Jun 1 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • Jun 4 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
  • Jun 10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 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.
  • Jun 18 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

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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.
  • 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'
  • 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
Novelist
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
  • Sep 17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins
  • 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
Comedian/Writer
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
  • Nov 16 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.