On This Day

Year 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

  • Jan 30 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 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
  • Mar 10 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Mar 25 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Wild Wild West" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania XVI, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, CA: Triple H beats The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show in a 4-way elimination match for the WWF Heavyweight tile

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • Apr 9 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 "When Louis Met..." documentary by Louis Theroux premieres on BBC2 in the UK featuring Jimmy Saville

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 1 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

  • May 14 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
  • May 14 "Yi Yi" Taiwanese film by Edward Yang debuts at Cannes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Jul 20 33rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 30 57th Venice Film Festival: "Dayereh" directed by Jafar Panahi wins Golden Lion

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 10 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win

  • Sep 29 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, is released
  • Oct 6 Swedish comedy drama "Songs from the Second Floor" written and directed by Roy Andersson is released in Sweden

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 15 Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

Comedian and Writer Larry David
Comedian and Writer
Larry David

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 10 Yara Shahidi, American actress (Black-ish), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 2 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor, born in Bulacan, Philippines
  • May 10 Shyann McClure, American actress and model
  • Jul 27 Kali Rodriguez, American actress
  • Oct 31 Willow Smith, American actress, singer and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (21) weds cinematographer Robert Brinkmann (38)

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

LoveWedding of Interest

May 5 Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle
  • May 9 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 20 "Benny and Joon" actress Mary Stuart Masterson (33) weds film director Damon Santostefano
  • May 20 "Stone Temple Pilots" front man Scott Weiland (32) weds model Mary Forsberg (25)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 4 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jun 10 "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate
  • Jun 15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines
  • Jun 28 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 29 American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Aug 12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)
  • Aug 23 "7th Heaven" actor Ed Begley Jr. (51) weds actress Rachelle Carson (40) in Las Vegas

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 3 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 10 Actor Rod Steiger (75) weds actress and fifth wife Joan Benedict (73) in Malibu, California

  • Oct 14 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 18 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

  • Nov 24 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 2 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 18 Actress Demi Moore (37) divorces actor Bruce Willis (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Actor
Bruce Willis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Jan 18 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), dies at 98
  • Jan 18 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), dies from natural causes at 87

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 31 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), dies at 98
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), dies at 91
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), dies of congestive heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • Mar 5 Lolo Ferrari [Eve Valois], French adult actress and dancer, dies from an overdose of prescription drugs at 37
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), dies at 71
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), dies at 74

Person of interestClaire Trevor

Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • May 1 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), dies at 90
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress, dies at 93
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur, Ages of Man), dies at 96

  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 53
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • Jun 11 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screen writer (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), dies at 71
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), dies from a stroke at 83
  • Jun 26 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • Jun 29 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), dies at 68
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • Jul 27 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 30 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), dies of pneumonia at 74

Person of interestAlec Guinness

Aug 5 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)

Person of interestLoretta Young

Aug 12 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Aug 14 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 31 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76
  • Sep 17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • Sep 19 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), dies at 67
  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • Oct 18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), dies after a long illness at 86

Person of interestSteve Allen

Oct 30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Nov 1 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 9 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Nov 28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), dies at 105
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), dies of cancer at 80
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 17 Gérard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Dec 23 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), dies at 78
  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Dec 26 Leo Gordon, American actor (Maverick, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), dies of cardiac failure at 78
  • Dec 30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), dies at 91