On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2001

Historical Events

  • 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue, 68-66; Fighting Irish forward Ruth Riley is named Most Outstanding Player

Historic Event

Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

  • Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal

WrestleMania

WrestleMania XVII, Astrodome, Houston, TX: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in a no disqualification match for the WWF Championship


Famous Deaths

  • Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1934–38, 40; World Series 1933; NY Giants), dies at 92
  • Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (revival of traditional forms of astrology in the late 20th century), dies at 81
  • Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
2001 Highlights

About April 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries