September 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • Sep 11 Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sep 12 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • Sep 20 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
  • Sep 20 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • Sep 26 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • Sep 26 M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.

Event of Interest

Sep 28 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.


Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth, born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borb√≥n, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sep 26 Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan

Weddings in History

Gloria Steinem

Sep 3 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Ken Jennings

Sep 16 Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam


Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, dies at 81
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • Sep 14 Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, dies at 86
  • Sep 14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • Sep 16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • Sep 19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 20 Dorothy Emmet, English philosopher, dies at 95
  • Sep 20 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Sep 21 Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
  • Sep 22 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Carl Rowan, American syndicated journalist (Chicago Sun-Times, Washington bureau), and diplomat, dies of diabetes related heart and kidney issues at 75
  • Sep 25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, dies at 87

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau (1919-2000)

Sep 28 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80