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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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Movies

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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 2000?
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The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles

The Beatles Anthology

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This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book.

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

The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell

The Last Precinct

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The new era of Scarpetta begins…In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….Thwarting

In Tuscany by Bob Krist

In Tuscany

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From the bestselling author whose memoirs Under the Sun and Bella Tuscany have captured the voluptuousness of Italian life comes a lavishly illustrated ode to the joys of Tuscany's people, food,

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Shopgirl

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With more than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists nationwide, including: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington