May 2000 calendar

May 2000

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2000?


  • 01 May 2000 A new class of composite material is fabricated, which has a combination of physical properties never before seen in a natural or man-made material.ref name=compref name=UCSD-press-release{{cite web|author=McDonald, Kim|title= UCSD Physicists Develop a New Class of Composite Material with 'Reverse' Physical Properties Never Before Seen
  • 02 May 2000 President Bill Clinton announced that GPS access to accurate data will no longer be restricted only to the United States military.
  • 03 May 2000 Datapoint, a computer pioneer from San Antonio, Texas files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 04 May 2000 Ken Livingstone is elected the first Mayor for London.
  • 05 May 2000 Rarely, a rare conjunction occurs on New Moon. It includes all seven traditional celestial bodies that were known since ancient times and up to 1781 with the discovery Uranus. This combination includes the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus, Mars and Jupiter.
  • 07 May 2000 Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
  • 11 May 2000 Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian Paramilitary Forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
  • 12 May 2000 23 people are killed in a fireworks factory accident in Enschede (the Netherlands).
  • 16 May 2000 Ahmet Necdet Szer is elected the tenth president of Turkey by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
  • 17 May 2000 13 people were injured by a bomb at Glorietta Mall, Makati City Philippines.
  • 18 May 2000 goes bankrupt due to insufficient funds after six months
  • 20 May 2000 Taiwanese president Chen Shuibian signs the Four Noes and One Without promise to Taiwan
  • 24 May 2000 After 22 years of occupation, Israeli troops have withdrawn from southern Lebanon.
  • 25 May 2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. After 22 years of invading Lebanon in 1978, Israel has now withdrawn its army from the majority of Lebanese territory.
  • 28 May 2000 The comic strip Bringing Up Father has ended its 87-year-old run in newspapers.
  • 03 May 2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Maria, Maria
  2. - He Wasn't Man Enough
  3. - Breathe
  4. - Thong Song
  5. - Say My Nameyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)
  2. - Oops!... I Did It Again
  3. - Don't Call Me Baby
  4. - Toca's Miracle
  5. - The Bad Touch


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 2000?

The Killing Game by Iris Johansen

The Killing Game


A brutal killer on the loose...a child innocent in his sights...a woman driven to her limits to stop him...The killer is familiar with Eve Duncan.

Truth At Any Cost by Susan Schmidt and Michael Weisskopf

Truth At Any Cost


What was the motivation of the man who almost overthrew a president and triggered the worst constitutional crisis in twenty five years? Conventional wisdom describes Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, a right-wing religious fanatic.

Hugger Mugger by Robert B. Parker

Hugger Mugger


"It's clear to see why Parker has kept his fans turning pages for over 25 years with his snappy bantering and cynical eye. .

Soul Stories by Gary Zukav

Soul Stories


True Stories that Transform Lives Gary Zukav, a prize-winning author, has made a significant impact on millions of people's consciousness with his profound psychological and spiritual insights.

Fair Ball by Bob Costas

Fair Ball


Bob Costas is a journalist and a true baseball fan. He shares his views from his perspective.