On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • America's Cup, Auckland: Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Prada Challenge by 0.48s for a 5-0 series sweep; NZ only the 2nd country in 150 years to successfully defend the Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • St. Louis Blues become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 10 straight games on the road, with a 5-2 victory in Atlanta; tie mark set by Buffalo 1983-84

Famous Deaths

  • Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), dies at 36