On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2000

Historical Events

  • South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle

Famous Deaths

  • Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician and leader of Egypt's Wafd Party, dies at 88
  • John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
2000 Highlights

About August 9, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo