On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 153rd Grand National: Irish 10/1 shot Papillon, ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and trained by his father Ted Walsh wins by 1ΒΌ lengths from Mely Moss
  • Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona

Famous Deaths

Person of interestClaire Trevor

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

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor