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 Interest

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

2000 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ice Spice [Isis Naija Gaston], American rapper ("Munch (Feelin' U"), born in The Bronx, New York
Born in 2000

Famous Weddings

Albert Pujols

Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22); separate in 2022

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist, dies at 68

About January 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun - Westlife