On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 66th Orange Bowl: #8 Michigan beats #5 Alabama, 35-34
  • 86th Rose Bowl: #4 Wisconsin beats #22 Stanford, 17-9
  • Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Opening of St Mary Major's holy doors by Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Weddings

  • Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22)

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)