On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 2000

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles title; beats Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 for his 13th Grand Slams title

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)