September 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • 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 16 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borb√≥n, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sep 26 Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
  • Sep 10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • Sep 14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (b. 1906)
  • Sep 16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • Sep 19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 20 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Sep 21 Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
  • Sep 22 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
  • Sep 23 Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
  • Sep 25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau