April 2000 calendar

April 2000

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2000.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2000: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2000?


  • 01 Apr 2000 Obuchi Keizo, the Japanese prime minister, suffers a stroke that causes him to fall into a coma.
  • 03 Apr 2000 Judge Thomas Jackson issued his Conclusions of law in the US Justice Department against Microsoft anti-trust case. He ruled that Microsoft illegally acted to protect its operating systemmonopoly and attempted to monopolize market for Web browsers software.
  • 07 Apr 2000 The Chalk Point Generating Station of Pepco, located in southern Maryland, USA, releases approximately 420,000 litres oil. There are 6 1/2 miles of oil containment booms that capture an estimated 300,000.
  • 11 Apr 2000 AT&T Park San Francisco, Minute Maid Park Houston and Comerica Park Detroit are open.
  • 16 Apr 2000 After a 55-year reign, Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail dies as Raja of Perlis. He was the longest-reigning monarch in the world after the death of Emperor Hirohito.
  • 22 Apr 2000 Federal agents raid Elian Gonzalez's Miami home before dawn.
  • 19 Apr 2000 Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2000?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Say My Nameyoutube
  2. - Maria, Maria
  3. - Breathe
  4. - He Wasn't Man Enough
  5. - Amazed

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Fill Me In
  2. - Oops!... I Did It Again
  3. - Never Be The Same Again
  4. - Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)
  5. - Toca's Miracle


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2000?

Shrub by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose



Molly Ivins is the best journalist and author when it comes to political reporting. Shrub is Ivins' Texas-sized analysis of the most powerful politician she has ever met.

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney



New York Times Bestseller and Whitbread Award winner. Beowulf was written towards the end of the first millennium and is an elegiac story about the adventures of Beowulf (a Scandinavian hero).

Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick

Wicked Widow


Madeline Deveridge knows the whispers that are going on behind her back. They include rumors that her husband was sent to the next dimension and she concealed her crime.

Georgiana by Amanda Foreman



The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of

The Death Of Innocence by John and Patsy Ramsey

The Death Of Innocence


John and Patsy Ramsey's nightmare has been one of fear, grief, and persecution since the 1996 murder of their daughter Christmas Eve.