On This Day

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

Person of interestClaire Trevor

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

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor

2000 Highlights

About April 8, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries