On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2000

Historical Events

  • 19,600 fans watch the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic, 111-103 in the first NBA game at the Heat's new American Airlines Arena in Miami
  • 29th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #6 Tennessee, 31-21

Famous Deaths

  • Elmo Zumwalt, American admiral, dies at 79
  • Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • Patrick O'Brian, British novelist, dies at 85
2000 Highlights

About January 2, 2000

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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