What Happened on January 31, 2000

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges

  • Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.
  • Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer

Famous Deaths

  • (Simon) "Si" Zentner, American jazz, session, and pop trombonist and big-band leader, dies of leukemia at 82
  • Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), dies of a heart attack at 78
2000 Highlights

About January 31, 2000

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
  • UK #1 Song: Rise - Gabrielle