June 2000 calendar

June 2000

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2000?


  • 02 Jun 2000 The Charlemagne prize, Germany's city of Aachen, is presented to U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton. Clinton is the first American president ever to be awarded the prize, which is for contributions towards the unity of Europe.
  • 04 Jun 2000 An earthquake strikes Bengkulu in Indonesia, killing 94.
  • 05 Jun 2000 The first widely distributed short film on the Internet is ''405 The Movie'.
  • 07 Jun 2000 In the US Justice Department against Microsoft antitrust case, Judge Thomas Jackson orders that Microsoft be split into two companies. One producing operating systems and the other application programs.
  • 12 Jun 2000 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento robs Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, taking hostages. The highly publicized standoff turns into a media circus that ends with do Nascimento's death and the release of a hostage.
  • 13 Jun 2000 It pardons Mehmet Ali AGCA, the Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1982.
  • 16 Jun 2000 After 22 years, Israel has complied with UN Security Council Resolution 425. This resolution calls for Israel to withdraw completely from Lebanon. Israel has withdrawn from all of Lebanon except for the Sheba Farms.
  • 21 Jun 2000 With a 99-to-17 vote, Section 28 (outlawing homosexuality promotion in the United Kingdom), is repealed by Scotland.
  • 23 Jun 2000 Palace Backpackers Hostel fire in Childers, Queensland, Australia, kills 15 people.
  • 26 Jun 2000 As part of the Human Genome Project's preliminary draft, a final version of the genomes is available.
  • 28 Jun 2000 Elian Gonzalez and Juan Miguel Gonzalez return to Cuba, ending a long custody battle.
  • 30 Jun 2000 France defeats Italy by 2-1 in extra time in the final European Championships. This makes them the first team to win consecutively the World Cup as well as the European Championships.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Maria, Maria
  2. - Try Againyoutube
  3. - Be With You
  4. - You Sang To Me
  5. - Breathe

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It Feels So Good
  2. - The Real Slim Shady
  3. - Reach
  4. - Breathless
  5. - You See The Trouble With Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Joseph Henson

The Patriot

The Patriot

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2000

Directed by: Hans Petter Moland

Starring: Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson, Charlotte Rampling

Gangster No. 1

Gangster No. 1

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Peter Sheridan

Starring: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney


Which were the most popular books released in June 2000?
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The Search by Iris Johansen

The Search


He strikes without warning. He kills without mercy.

Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark

Before I Say Good-Bye



Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential


Delectable, shocking, and hilarious banquet of outrageous tales from the culinary trade, prepared by Chef Anthony Bourdain. He shares his 25-year-old history of drugs, sex, high-end cuisine, and more.

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.

The Brethren by John Grisham

The Brethren


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are three disgraced ex-judges serving time in a Florida federal jail. One was sentenced for tax evasion.