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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2000?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2000 Miss World pageant held in London's Millennium Dome. Priyanka Chopra wins 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 The UK Snooker Championship is won by John Higgins.
  • 05 Dec 2000 Municipal elections are held in South Africa, to elect members to the local governing councils.
  • 06 Dec 2000 Infogrames of France acquires Hasbro Interactive of the USA for US$5 million cash and US$95 million in stock.
  • 07 Dec 2000 The first ballot takes place in the Ghanaian presidential election. The two leading candidates are John Kufuor and John Atta-Mills, who go on to the second ballot.
  • 08 Dec 2000 STS-97: The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour pay their first visit to the Expedition 1 crew residing on board the International Space Station.
  • 09 Dec 2000 The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.
  • 10 Dec 2000 Parliamentary elections are held in Ivory Coast. 28 seats are excluded because of a boycott by the Rally of the Republicans. Elections in Côte d'Ivoire African Elections Database The result is a victory for the Ivorian Popular Front, which wins 96 of the 225 seats in the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire.
  • 11 Dec 2000 The Trinidad and Tobago general election results in victory for the United National Congress.
  • 12 Dec 2000 The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
  • 13 Dec 2000 US Vice President Al Gore concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in the presidential election.
  • 14 Dec 2000 The full genome sequence of the flowering plant ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' is published in ''Nature''.
  • 15 Dec 2000 The 3rd reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
  • 16 Dec 2000 ''Godzilla vs. Megaguirus'' is released in Japan.
  • 17 Dec 2000 The Australian Railroad Group begins operating, following its purchase of the Westrail freight business.
  • 18 Dec 2000 Kirsty MacColl, 41, English singer, run over by a speeding powerboat while swimming with her children at Cozumel, Mexico;
  • 19 Dec 2000 The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
  • 20 Dec 2000 Mirusuvil massacre: eight Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including children,{{cite web |url=
  • 21 Dec 2000 The Falkirk West by-election in the UK, resulting from the resignation of Dennis Canavan, is won by Eric Joyce for Labour.
  • 22 Dec 2000 Madonna marries film director Guy Ritchie, at Skibo Castle in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland with Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, Sting, George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Rupert Everett and others in attendance.
  • 23 Dec 2000 Victor Borge, 91, Danish comedian, conductor and pianist.
  • 24 Dec 2000 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
  • 25 Dec 2000 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
  • 26 Dec 2000 '''Died:''' Jason Robards, 78, US actor
  • 27 Dec 2000 The Bømlafjord Tunnel opens, connecting the island of Føyno in Stord to the mainland at Dalshovda in Sveio, Norway.
  • 28 Dec 2000 U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business, after 128 years.
  • 30 Dec 2000 Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
  • 31 Dec 2000 James Tuozzolo, trumpet player with the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, collapses of a heart attack on stage just after performing a solo and dies in hospital.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Cast Away

Cast Away

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Country: United States of America

Traffic

Traffic

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Country: United States of America

The Emperor's New Groove

The Emperor's New Groove

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Mark Dindal

Starring: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton

Country: United States of America

Chocolat

Chocolat

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Country: United States of America

Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Books

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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

The Bear And The Dragon by Tom Clancy

The Bear And The Dragon

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President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known in Tom Clancy's extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller.A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears—including antiterrorism …

Journey by Danielle Steel

Journey

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Everyone knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman. Jack is the head of her network. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage.

Code To Zero by Ken Follett

Code To Zero

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January, 1958—the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race. On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America’s best hope to catch up with

Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers

Flags Of Our Fathers

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE IMMORTAL PHOTOGRAPH THAT HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE COURAGE AND INDOMITABLE WILL OF AMERICAIn February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history.