What Happened in September 2000

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 England claim first series (3-1) over West Indies since 1969; win 5th Test by 158 runs at The Oval, London; Windies captain Courtney Walsh's 132nd and final Test
  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.

Video Music Awards

Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first US title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5

Emmy Awards

Sep 10 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win

Musical Finale

Sep 10 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

  • Sep 11 Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sep 12 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • Sep 15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia

Toronto Film Festival

Sep 16 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

Sports History

Sep 17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 17 Farm Aid 13 held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, CSN&Y, Arlo Guthrie, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, North Mississippi Allstars, Barenaked Ladies, and Tipper Gore [1]

Baseball Record

Sep 19 Ken Griffey Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

  • Sep 20 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
  • Sep 20 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • Sep 25 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
  • Sep 26 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • Sep 26 M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.

Olympic Gold

Sep 27 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia

  • Sep 28 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Sep 29 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung released

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth, born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Sep 7 Ariarne Titmus, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200/400m 2021; World C'ship gold 400m, 4x200m 2019), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Sep 8 Shane Dylan, American jazz-hip-hop pianist composer, and record producer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 9 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sep 26 Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 3 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California

Gloria Steinem

Sep 3 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Ken Jennings

Sep 16 Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam

Pete Sampras

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California


Famous Divorces

  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Curt Siodmak, German-American novelist and screenwriter (Donovan's Brain; I Walked With A Zombie), dies at 98
  • Sep 2 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • Sep 4 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) dies of liver and kidney failure at 53
  • Sep 5 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricket batsman (59 Tests @ 42.49, 8 x 100s; British Guyana, Glamorgan CCC), dies at 57
  • Sep 6 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, dies at 81
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • Sep 6 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Bill Waddington, British actor and comedian (Percy in Coronation Street), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • Sep 12 Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), dies of cancer at 42
  • Sep 12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, dies at 86
  • Sep 14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • Sep 17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • Sep 19 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 89
  • Sep 19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 19 Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, dies of kidney failure at 69
  • Sep 20 Dorothy Emmet, English philosopher, dies at 95
  • Sep 20 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Sep 21 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, dies at 72
  • Sep 21 Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
  • Sep 22 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
  • Sep 23 Carl Rowan, American syndicated journalist (Chicago Sun-Times, Washington bureau), and diplomat, dies of diabetes related heart and kidney issues at 75
  • Sep 24 Ian "Spike" Spice, British drummer (Breathe - "Hands To Heaven", Flash Cadillac), dies at 34
  • Sep 25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Baden Powell, Brazilian jazz and samba guitarist, dies of bacterial pneumonia at 63
  • Sep 26 Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, dies at 85
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Soap - "Burt"; Empty Nest; The Big Bus), dies of colorectal cancer at 67