Historical Events in February 2000

  • Feb 4 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • Feb 4 Simulation video game "The Sims" developed by Maxis released in North America

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 6 50th NHL All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: World beats North America, 9-4; MVP: Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers, RW

  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 51-31; MVP: Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings, WR, HI
  • Feb 7 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.

Album Release

Feb 8 Reprise Records releases "Both Sides Now", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 17th studio album, a collection of torch songs, including re-worked versions of two of her own, backed by an orchestra

  • Feb 9 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 31st NAACP Image Awards: "The Best Man" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 49th NBA All-Star Game, Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA: West beats East, 137-127; MVPs: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, F; Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers, C

Historic Event

Feb 13 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies

ESPY Awards

Feb 14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

  • Feb 14 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
  • Feb 15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails

Sports History

Feb 15 Martin Brodeur becomes first goaltender in NHL history to get credit for a "game winning" goal as New Jersey wins, 4-2 over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers

  • Feb 18 Stjepan Mesić becomes the second President of Croatia

Daytona 500

Feb 20 42nd Daytona 500: Polesitter Dale Jarrett wins his 3rd Great American Race ahead of Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott

Album Release

Feb 29 Giant Records releases American rock band Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.