Historical Events in October 2000

  • 1st Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • 1st United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 1st United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 1st 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia

Music awardsMusic Awards

4th 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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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
  • 26th Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
  • 31st The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
  • 31st A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • 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