August 2000 calendar

August 2000

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 2000: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2000?


  • 03 Aug 2000 After more than 100 people besieged the house of a block allegedly housing a paedophile, riots broke out on the Paulsgrove estate, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. This is the latest act of vigilante violence against suspected sexual offenders since the anti-paedophile campaign of the tabloid newspaper "News of the World" began.
  • 08 Aug 2000 Unidentified ship dumps oil along the South Florida coast, creating an oil-slick that covers 24km of beaches.
  • 12 Aug 2000 During a military exercise, the Russian Navy's Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk explodes and sinks into the Barents Sea.
  • 14 Aug 2000 Up to August 17, the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated U.S. Vice-President Al Gore as President and Senator Joe Lieberman as Vice President.
  • 18 Aug 2000 Federal jury convicts the US EPA of discriminating against Dr. Marsha Cole-Adebayo under the Civil Rights Act of 64, which later inspired the passage of the No FEAR Act.
  • 27 Aug 2000 Three people are killed when the Ostankino Tower, Moscow, is set on fire at 540 metres (1,772 feet) tall.
  • 28 Aug 2000 On August 28, religious and spiritual leaders from the various faith traditions of the world gathered in New York to discuss ways to build a partnership with the United Nations. Religious Summit UN Millennium Peace Summit
  • 08 Aug 2000 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
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Music charts

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

  1. - It's Gonna Be Me
  2. - Incomplete
  3. - Doesn't Really Matteryoutube
  4. - Bentyoutube
  5. - Jumpin' Jumpin'

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - 7 Days
  2. - Musicyoutube
  3. - Rock DJ
  4. - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  5. - Freestyler


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2000?

Papal Sin by Garry Wills

Papal Sin


We are told that the truth will set us free. It's time to liberate Catholics, both lay and clerical from the subtle modern forms of deceit.

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation


This is the instant bestseller and instant classic that has changed how we see World War II. It was written by the beloved journalist, whose iconic career lasted over fifty years.

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day


David Sedaris is a humorist and transplant from Paris. This collection includes the title story, which tells of his hilarious attempt at learning French.

Omerta by Mario Puzo



Don Raymonde Aprile was Don Raymonde Aprile’s adopted nephew. He was loyal to his family. According to the FBI, he was a man who preferred riding his horses over working for the mob.

The Alibi by Sandra Brown

The Alibi


Assistant DA Hammond Cross is aiming for the DA's Office. He is almost guaranteed the job by his involvement in the prosecution of a high-profile case of murder. A Saturday night encounter with a woman mysterious is the beginning of …