On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2000

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings

Famous Deaths

  • Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
2000 Highlights

About September 16, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo