April 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 8 Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
  • Apr 11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 2 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • Apr 3 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Apr 6 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
  • Apr 13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • Apr 15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • Apr 25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)