On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2000

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki
President of South Africa
Thabo Mbeki

Famous Deaths

  • Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician and leader of Egypt's Wafd Party, dies at 88
  • John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist (1994 Nobel Prize for Economics for game theory), dies at 80
  • Nicholas Markowitz, American teenager kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood at 15
2000 Highlights

About August 9, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo