What Happened on March 2, 2000

Historical Events

Sports History

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 Interest

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

  • 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
2000 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 2, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 3 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Amazed - Lonestar
  • UK #1 Song: Pure Shores - All Saints