On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 2000

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Rod Steiger (75) weds actress and fifth wife Joan Benedict (73) in Malibu, California


Famous Deaths

  • Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, dies at 94

Person of interestSirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000) and 1st female head of state, dies of a heart attack at 84

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike

2000 Highlights

About October 10, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra