On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2000

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
  • Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)