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 U. S. President William Jefferson Clinton is awarded the Charlemagne prize of the city of Aachen, Germany. Clinton is the first American president to win the prize which is given for contributions toward the unity of Europe.
  • 04 Jun 2000 An earthquake hits Bengkulu, Indonesia, leaving 94 dead.
  • 05 Jun 2000 ''405 The Movie'', the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
  • 07 Jun 2000 In the US Justice Department versus Microsoft anti-trust case, Judge Thomas Jackson orders the breakup of Microsoft into two companies, one producing operating systems, the other producing application programs.
  • 12 Jun 2000 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
  • 13 Jun 2000 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 16 Jun 2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
  • 21 Jun 2000 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • 23 Jun 2000 Palace Backpackers Hostel fire in Childers, Queensland, Australia, kills 15 people.
  • 26 Jun 2000 A preliminary draft of genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished.
  • 28 Jun 2000 Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, ending a protracted custody battle.
  • 30 Jun 2000 France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of the European Championships, becoming the first team to consecutively win the World Cup and European Championships.

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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 Skarsgård, 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


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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye


Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that …

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

White Teeth


Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis.

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

It'S Not About The Bike


The world-champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.

Easy Prey by John Sandford

Easy Prey


Lucas Davenport investigates an unsettling series of murders in this classic novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—and this one is John Sandford “at the top of his game” (New York Post)… In life she was a high-profile …

The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver

The Empty Chair


Lincoln Rhyme is back... From the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Devil's Teardrop comes this spine-chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate