On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2000

Historical Events

  • 19 are killed after two trains collide in Asta, Norway

Sports History

A day after accepting the head coaching position at the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns and moves to the New England Patriots

  • After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Edmund Hillary 48 years before
  • American businessman and investor Mark Cuban purchases a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise for $285m from H. Ross Perot, Jr.
  • College Football, 2nd BCS National Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: #1 Florida State beats #2 Virginia Tech, 46-29, at 66th Sugar Bowl

Famous Birthdays

  • Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Fears, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end and coach (NFL champion 1951; First-team All-Pro, NFL receiving yards leader 1950; LA Rams), dies at 77
2000 Highlights

About January 4, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 4 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