October 2000 calendar

October 2000

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2000?


  • 01 Oct 2000 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited were incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956.
  • 05 Oct 2000 Massive protests in Belgrade led to the resignation of Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's strongman. These protests are sometimes called the Bulldozer Revolution.
  • 06 Oct 2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resigns.
  • 11 Oct 2000 250 million gallons coal sludge were released in Martin County, Kentucky, USA.
  • 12 Oct 2000 Two suicide bombers attack the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. They place a small boat with explosives alongside the destroyer. The two attackers killed 17 crew members and wounded at least 39 others.
  • 15 Oct 2000 Nintendo launches the PokTmon Gold, and PokTmon Silver videogames for the Game Boy Color in America. In the first week, 1.4 million copies were sold.
  • 17 Oct 2000 Don Rickles is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
  • 18 Oct 2000 Hatfield rail accident, United Kingdom: A section of a rail is broken as a passenger train passes by it. Four people are killed and 70 are hurt.
  • 22 Oct 2000 Shinichi Fujimura, a Japanese archeologist, is exposed by Mainichi Shinbun.
  • 23 Oct 2000 Madeleine Albright, American Secretary of State, holds talks with Kim Jong Il.
  • 26 Oct 2000 Sony Computer Entertainment launches the Sony PlayStation 2 in America. It can play PlayStation games and supports DVD-ROM and DVD-Video as well as CD-ROM and Dolby Digital media. The price is approximately US$300. The first week sales: 681 855.
  • 27 Oct 2000 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  • 30 Oct 2000 The last Multics machine has been shut down.
  • 31 Oct 2000 After takeoff in Northern Angola, a chartered Antonov An-26 explodes, killing 50.
  • 05 Oct 2000 Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Musicyoutube
  2. - Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)youtube
  3. - Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)
  4. - Doesn't Really Matteryoutube
  5. - With Arms Wide Openyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Beautiful Day
  2. - Against All Odds
  3. - Kids
  4. - Black Coffee
  5. - Body Groove


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2000?

Hong Kong by Stephen Coonts

Hong Kong


Jake Grafton brings Callie along with him when the U.S. sends him to Hong Kong in order to discover how deeply the U.S.

The Devil'S Code by John Sandford

The Devil'S Code


Computer whiz Kiddartist and professional criminal learns about a colleague's death. He doesn't believe the official story that a nervous security guard caught the hacker raiding high-tech files

The Switch by Sandra Brown

The Switch


Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times Bestseller, has created a new masterpiece. A riveting novel of suspense and revenge with unpredictable twists, turns, and turns... Melina initially refuses to let her twin sister Gillian join her as a media escort …

Shopgirl by Steve Martin



Steve Martin's Shopgirl is available in more than 340,000 print copies. It has been a bestseller on many lists, including the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

Natural Blonde by Liz Smith

Natural Blonde


"America's most famous gossip columnist spills all the beans" as she recounts five decades of fighting press editors and agents, and landing celebrity scoops.