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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2000?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2000 Y2K passes without serious, widespread computer failures, as many experts and businesses had feared.
  • 02 Jan 2000 Kosheh massacres: 21 Coptic Christians were the victims of a massacre in el-Kosheh village in Upper Egypt, located 450 kilometres south of Cairo.
  • 03 Jan 2000 The final daily original Peanuts comic strip is published.
  • 04 Jan 2000 Alan Greenspan is nominated for a fourth term as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman.
  • 05 Jan 2000 January 8 ampndash The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit of several high-level al-Qaeda members (including 2 9/11 American Airlines hijackers) is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 06 Jan 2000 The last natural Pyrenean Ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
  • 07 Jan 2000 Microsoft Corporation acquires Visio Corporation in a stock swap.
  • 08 Jan 2000 During the 1999–2000 NFL playoffs, one of the most memorable and debated plays in NFL history takes place at then-Adelphia Coliseum. The "Music City Miracle" was a last-minute trick play on a kickoff return that resulted in a touchdown and catapulted the Tennessee Titans past the Buffalo Bills to the Divisional Playoffs. It also ensured that the Titans would go undefeated in the first season in the team's new home. The victory is seen in front of a franchise-record crowd of 66,782.
  • 09 Jan 2000 The administration of Ecuador president Jamil Mahuad announces its intention to adopt the U.S. dollar as the official currency of the country to address the ongoing economic crisis. Subsequent protest led to the 2000 Ecuadorian coup d'état which saw Mahuad's removal from office and the elevation of Vice President Gustavo Noboa to the presidency.
  • 10 Jan 2000 America Online announces it is buying Time Warner, in a stock-trade deal valued at $160 billion, the largest in corporate history. The new firm, AOL Time Warner, will have a combined value of $350 billion.
  • 11 Jan 2000 The trawler Solway Harvester sinks off the coast of Ramsey, Isle of Man.
  • 12 Jan 2000 The Maputo and Incomati River burst their banks, directly affecting some 40,000, and flooding along the Incomati affected about 20,000 several days later.
  • 13 Jan 2000 Steve Ballmer is named chief executive officer of Microsoft.
  • 14 Jan 2000 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98, a level never reached before (the peak of the Dot-com bubble).
  • 15 Jan 2000 Željko Ražnatović, better known as Arkan, is assassinated in the lobby of Belgrade's elite InterContinental Hotel. He was on Interpol's most wanted list in the 1970s and 1980s for robberies and murders committed in a number of countries across Europe. Until his death, he was the most powerful crime boss in the Balkans.
  • 16 Jan 2000 In Sacramento, California, a commercial truck carrying evaporated milk is driven into the State Capitol building, killing the driver.
  • 17 Jan 2000 In the United States, for the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially observed in all fifty states.
  • 18 Jan 2000 The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
  • 19 Jan 2000 Boland Hall fire: Three students died and 54 were injured in a dormitory fire at Seton Hall University. Two students were charged with murder and arson for allegedly setting the fire.
  • 20 Jan 2000 In Belgrade, around 10,000 people attend the funeral of Arkan. He is buried at the Belgrade's New Cemetery with military honors by his volunteers and with funeral rites.
  • 21 Jan 2000 Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.
  • 22 Jan 2000 Gustavo Noboa becomes President of Ecuador, after Jamil Mahuad is sent into exile.
  • 23 Jan 2000 57th Golden Globe Awards: The Sopranos wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama; Sex and the City wins for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy,Toy Story 2 wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy while American Beauty wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
  • 26 Jan 2000 At the Desert Inn casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cynthia Jay-Brennan wins $34,959,458.56 on a Megabucks slot machine, the world's largest payout. She had entered a total of $27.
  • 27 Jan 2000 The US Mint releases a new circulating dollar coin, depicting Sacagawea.
  • 30 Jan 2000 Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88.
  • 31 Jan 2000 Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.

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Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Country: United States of America

Hey Ram

Hey Ram

Directed by: Kamal Haasan

Starring: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini