On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2000

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

Baseball Record

Barry Bonds is first MLB player to hit a homer into San Francisco Bay as Giants beat Mets, 10-3; hits 35 there during his SF career

Music History

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings for Pope John Paul II in Rome

Historic Event

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
2000 Highlights

About May 1, 2000

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India), May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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