Historical Events in April 2001

  • 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