On This Day

What Happened on June 10, 2000

Historical Events

  • 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

Famous Weddings

  • "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), dies at 69

Person of interestHafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad, General and President of Syria (1971-2000), dies of a heart attack at 69

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), dies at 71
2000 Highlights

About June 10, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini