On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 2000

Historical Events

  • Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Baden Powell, Brazilian jazz and samba guitarist, dies of bacterial pneumonia at 63
  • Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, dies at 85
  • Richard Mulligan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Soap - "Burt"; Empty Nest; The Big Bus), dies of colorectal cancer at 67
2000 Highlights

About September 26, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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