Historical Events in April 2000

  • 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.