What Happened on July 20, 2000

Historical Events

  • 33rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade
  • Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him
  • The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering

Famous Deaths

  • Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (Principia Discordia), dies at 59
  • Mabel Scott, American gospel and R&B vocalist (Boogie Woogie Santa Claus), dies at 85

Roberto Suárez GómezRoberto Suárez Gómez (1932-2000)

Bolivian drug lord called the "King of Cocaine" whose story was the basis of the movie "Scarface", dies of a heart attack at 68


2000 Highlights

About July 20, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bent - matchbox twenty
  • UK #1 Song: Life Is a Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating