What Happened on April 8, 2000

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

  • Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour), dies of a heart attack at 56

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

2000 Highlights

About April 8, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maria Maria - Santana Featuring The Product G&B
  • UK #1 Song: Fool Again - Westlife