On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2000

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, dies at 68
2000 Highlights

About January 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn