On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic
  • Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79