On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2001

Historical Events

  • 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Arizona, 82-72; Blue Devils' 3rd title; forward Shane Battier MOP

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens becomes American League all-time strikeout leader, recording his 3,509th K in a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals; Walter Johnson previous record 3,508 Ks

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has 2 hits and becomes first Japanese position player to play in a regular season MLB game as Mariners beat Oakland A's, 5-4 at Safeco Field

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
2001 Highlights

About April 2, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries