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 Israel has withdrawn from all of Lebanon except for the Sheba Farms.
  • 21 Jun 2000 With a 99-to-17 vote, Section 28 (outlawing homosexuality promotion in the United Kingdom), is repealed by Scotland.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.
  • 07 Jun 2000 The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2000?

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.

From Dawn To Decadence by Jacques Barzun

From Dawn To Decadence


For his thirty works of cultural criticism and history, Jacques Barzun is highly regarded in the United States and around the world. He has now written a continuous narrative about it.

The Run by Stuart Woods

The Run


Will Lee, a respected senator from Georgia has higher aspirations. He is not ready for the national stage, but a cruel twist of fate puts him there unexpectedly.

In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

In The Heart Of The Sea


The author of Valiant Ambition, the riveting novel that has been critically acclaimed, is now directing a major motion movie starring Chris Hemsworth. It will premiere on December 11, 2015. Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson star in the …

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye


Pecola Breedlove is a young black girl who prays daily for beauty. She is ridiculed by her peers for her dark skin, curly hair and brown eyes. But she longs for normalcy and the blond hair that will make her …