Historical Events in September 2000

  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Rapper Eminem
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 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 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.