What Happened In February 2000 In History
Historical Events for February, 2000
- 2nd » First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
- 5th » Russian forces Novye Aldi massacre named massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
- 6th » Second Chechen War: Russia Battle of Grozny (1999–2000) called captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into government in exile named exile.
- 13th » The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
- 14th » The spacecraft 'NEAR Shoemaker' enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- 15th » Indian Point nuclear power plant e.g Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
Famous Deaths for February 2000
- 4th » Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
- 4th » Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
- 4th » Phil Tonken, American voice actor (b. 1919)
- 5th » Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
- 7th » Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
- 7th » Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)
- 7th » Dave Peverett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Foghat and Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
- 7th » Big Pun, American rapper (Terror Squad (group) called Terror Squad) (b. 1971)
- 8th » Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1918)
- 8th » Bob Collins (broadcaster) named Bob Collins, American radio host (b. 1942)
- 8th » Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
- 10th » Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
- 11th » Jacqueline Auriol, French pilot (b. 1917)
- 11th » Roger Vadim, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- 12th » Oliver (singer) called Oliver, American singer (b. 1945)
- 12th » Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
- 12th » Andy Lewis (bassist) e.g Andy Lewis, Australian bass player (The Whitlams) (b. 1967)
- 12th » Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created 'Peanuts' (b. 1922)
- 13th » Anders Aalborg, Canadian politician (b. 1914)
- 13th » James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)
- 13th » John Leake (DSM) known as John Leake, English soldier (b. 1950)
- 15th » Angus MacLean, Canadian politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1914)
- 16th » Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
- 16th » Lila Kedrova, Russian-French actress (b. 1918)
- 16th » Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-American businessman, founded Ping (golf) named PING (b. 1911)
- 18th » Will (comics) named Will, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1927)
- 19th » Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
- 21st » Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball player and coach (b. 1933)
- 22nd » Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
- 23rd » Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)
- 23rd » Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
- 25th » Luce Maced, French super-centenarian (b. 1886)
- 26th » George L. Street III American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
- 29th » Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
- 29th » Kayla Rolland, American murder victim (b. 1993)
Year 2000 events in history for the month of February
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