On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2000

Historical Events

Album Release

Reprise Records releases "Both Sides Now", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 17th studio album, a collection of torch songs, including re-worked versions of two of her own, backed by an orchestra

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Collins [Harold Lee], American radio broadcaster (WGN- 720AM, Chicago, 1986-2000), die in mid-air plane collision at 57
  • Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 33
  • Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
2000 Highlights

About February 8, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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