What Happened in April 2000

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • Apr 3 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • Apr 8 Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
  • Apr 8 153rd Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Papillon wins
  • Apr 9 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
  • Apr 9 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
  • Apr 11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Apr 15 2000 NFL Draft: Courtney Brown from Penn State first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • Apr 17 104th Boston Marathon: Elijah Lagat of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:47 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 23 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder, born in Torrance, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

Famous Deaths

  • 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 5 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 6 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Apr 14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
  • Apr 14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), dies at 70
  • Apr 25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • Apr 28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)