December 2000 calendar

December 2000

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2000?


  • 01 Dec 2000 Miss World pageant held at London's Millennium Dome. Priyanka Chopra is awarded the title.
  • 02 Dec 2000 The 2000 MAC Championship Game (American football) is played at Marshall Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.ampref name=ampquotannouncementampquotamp and is won by the Marshall Thundering Herd.
  • 03 Dec 2000 John Higgins wins the UK Snooker Championship.
  • 05 Dec 2000 South Africa holds municipal elections to elect members of the local governing bodies.
  • 06 Dec 2000 Infogrames of Paris acquires Hasbro Interactive of America for US$5 Million cash and US$95 Million stock.
  • 07 Dec 2000 The Ghanaian presidential election will be the first to go to ballot. John Kufuor, John Atta Mills and John Kufuor are the two most popular candidates. They will move on to the second round.
  • 08 Dec 2000 STS-97: Crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour make their first visit to Expedition 1 crew residing aboard the International Space Station.
  • 09 Dec 2000 The sixth Florida recount is being held by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 10 Dec 2000 Ivory Coast hosts the elections for parliament. Due to a boycott by the Rally of the Republicans, 28 seats were excluded. Elections in Cote d'Ivoire African Elections Database. The result is a victory by the Ivorian Popular Front which won 96 of the 225 seats at the National Assembly of Cote d'Ivoire.
  • 11 Dec 2000 The United National Congress wins the Trinidad and Tobago general elections.
  • 12 Dec 2000 Bush v. Gore: The United States Supreme Court has released its decision
  • 13 Dec 2000 Al Gore, the US Vice President, concedes defeat in the presidential election to George W. Bush, Texas Governor.
  • 14 Dec 2000 The complete genome sequence for the flowering plant Arabidopsis is thaliana has been published in Nature.
  • 15 Dec 2000 The Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Plant's third reactor has been shut down.
  • 16 Dec 2000 Japan releases "Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus"
  • 17 Dec 2000 After the acquisition of Westrail, the Australian Railroad Group began operations.
  • 18 Dec 2000 Kirsty McColl, 41-year-old English singer, was running with her children in Cozumel, Mexico when she was struck by a speeding boat.
  • 19 Dec 2000 One person was killed and three others were injured when the Leninist Guerrilla Units of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attacked a Nationalist Movement Party office.
  • 20 Dec 2000 Mirusuvil massacre: eight Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including children,{{cite web |url=
  • 21 Dec 2000 Eric Joyce, Labour's candidate for Falkirk West, wins the UK by-election. It is the result of Dennis Canavan's resignation.
  • 22 Dec 2000 Madonna marries Guy Ritchie, film director, at Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland in Scotland. Sting, Stella McCartney and Sting were there.
  • 23 Dec 2000 Victor Borge (91), Danish comedian, conductor, and pianist.
  • 24 Dec 2000 Texas 7 rob a Irving sports store. Aubrey Hawkins, a police officer, is killed in the robbery.
  • 25 Dec 2000 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs legislation that creates a new Russian National Anthem. The music was taken from the Soviet Union anthem that was written by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
  • 26 Dec 2000 '''Died:''' Jason Robards, 78, US actor
  • 27 Dec 2000 Bomlafjord Tunnel opens connecting Foyno Island in Stord with the mainland at Dalshovda, Sveio, Norway.
  • 28 Dec 2000 Montgomery Ward, the American retail giant, announces its intention to close after 128 years.
  • 30 Dec 2000 Rizal Day Bombings - A series of bombs explode at various locations in Metro Manila, Philippines, within a matter of hours, killing 22 people and injuring around a hundred.
  • 31 Dec 2000 James Tuozzolo (trumpet player, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra), collapses on stage after performing a solo. He is pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • 01 Dec 2000 Vicente Fox Quesada is inaugurated as the president of Mexico, marking the first peaceful transfer of executive federal power to an opposing political party following a free and democratic election in Mexico's history.[23]
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Music charts

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

  1. - Independent Women Part Iyoutube
  2. - Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)
  3. - It Wasn't Me
  4. - He Loves U Not
  5. - With Arms Wide Openyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Independent Women Part 1
  2. - I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun
  3. - Can We Fix It
  4. - Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta
  5. - Never Had A Dream Come True


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 2000?

It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

It'S Not About The Bike


The cyclist who is a world champion recounts his battle with cancer, the difficult treatments he had to endure, his triumph in 1999 Tour de France and the birth of his son.

Roses Are Red by James Patterson

Roses Are Red


This thrilling thriller features Detective Alex Cross as he pursues the Mastermind, the most brilliant criminal he has ever encountered. Washington, D.C. has been stunned by a series crime sprees.

Merrick by Anne Rice



Anne Rice once more shows her ability to weave together two of her most captivating worlds in this spellbinding novel. those of the Vampire Chronicles or the Mayfair witches.

Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose

Nothing Like It In The World


Nothing Like It in the World tells the story of an extraordinary feat of engineering, vision and courage. It tells the story of the investors, the men who built the transcontinental railway.

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth