March 2000 calendar

March 2000

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2000?


  • 01 Mar 2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 06 Mar 2000 Advanced Micro Devices ships the first commercially-available 1 GHz processor.
  • 07 Mar 2000 George W. Bush and Al Gore emerge victorious in the Republican and Democratic caucuses and primaries of the United States presidential election.
  • 08 Mar 2000 Tokyo train disaster: A sideswipe collision of 2 Tokyo Metro trains kills 5 people.
  • 09 Mar 2000 The FBI arrests art forgery suspect Ely Sakhai in New York City.
  • 10 Mar 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
  • 12 Mar 2000 Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by members of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the ages.
  • 16 Mar 2000 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises by 499.19 points (4.93 percent), its second-largest one-day point gain.
  • 17 Mar 2000 More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • 18 Mar 2000 2000 Taiwanese presidential election: Chen Shui-bian is elected President of the Republic of China.
  • 19 Mar 2000 U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives in New Delhi, India, for a state visit.
  • 20 Mar 2000 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
  • 21 Mar 2000 The U.S. Supreme Court rules the government lacks authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, throwing out the Clinton administration's main anti-smoking initiative.
  • 24 Mar 2000 S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
  • 26 Mar 2000 In Seattle, Washington, the Kingdome sports arena is demolished into a mound of rubble over 65 feet high, to make way for a new stadium.
  • 27 Mar 2000 A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
  • 28 Mar 2000 Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 2000?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Pure Shores
  2. - Fill Me In
  3. - American Pie
  4. - Never Be The Same Again
  5. - Movin Too Fast


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in March 2000?
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The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a …

Day Of Reckoning by Jack Higgins

Day Of Reckoning


For years, Jack Higgins's "battalions of loyal fans" (People) have thrilled to his "rip-roaring" (Associated Press) novels of honor, bravery and irresistible intrigue.

The Brethren by John Grisham

The Brethren


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion.

Bittersweet by Danielle Steel



In Bittersweet, Danielle Steel has written a novel for our times, a story of choices and new beginnings.India Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars: a merry-go-round of Little League, piano lessons, and Cape Cod …

Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

Eating Well for Optimum Health


At last, a book about eating (and eating well) for health -- from Dr. Andrew Weil, the brilliantly innovative and greatly respected doctor who has been instrumental in transforming the way Americans think about health.