On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2000

Historical Events

  • England cricket wicket-keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford
  • South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Amnesty Committee grants amnesty to Curnick Ndlovu, the KwaZulu-Natal leader of the African National Congress and United Democratic Front, for committing sabotage during December 1961 and June 1963 near Durban

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

British PM Gordon Brown (49) weds Sarah Jane Macaulay (36) in North Queensferry, Fife

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Meyer, English novelist and translator, dies at 79
2000 Highlights

About August 3, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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