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 Incorporation of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited & Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited under the Indian Companies Act, 1956.
  • 05 Oct 2000 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
  • 06 Oct 2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resigns.
  • 11 Oct 2000 250 million gallons of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky, USA.
  • 12 Oct 2000 In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, who placed a small boat laden with explosives along-side the United States Navy destroyer, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
  • 15 Oct 2000 Nintendo releases the PokTmon Gold and PokTmon Silver video games for the Game Boy Color in the USA. 1.4 million copies sell in the first week.
  • 17 Oct 2000 In Hollywood, Don Rickles receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 18 Oct 2000 Hatfield rail crash, United Kingdom: Part of a rail shatters as a passenger train passes over it; four people are killed, 70 are injured.
  • 22 Oct 2000 The Mainichi Shinbun newspaper exposes Japanese archeologist Shinichi Fujimura as a fraud.
  • 23 Oct 2000 American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright holds talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
  • 26 Oct 2000 Sony Computer Entertainment introduces the Sony PlayStation 2 in the USA. The system can also play PlayStation games, and supports DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, and Dolby Digital media. Price is about US$300. Sales during the first week: 681,855.
  • 27 Oct 2000 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).
  • 30 Oct 2000 The last Multics machine is shut down.
  • 31 Oct 2000 A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 2000?
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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?
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in October 2000?
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Perish Twice by Robert B. Parker

Perish Twice


Spenser creator Robert B. Parker returns with his newest heroine, Boston P.I. Sunny Randall, coming to the aid of three very different women in three very dangerous situations.

The Ten Things You Can'T Say In America by Larry Elder

The Ten Things You Can'T Say In America


From Rush Limbaugh to Howard Stern, America tunes in to its radio hosts both on the air and between covers, accepting them as truth-tellers without agendas, the perfect gadflies for the

Morgan'S Run by Colleen McCullough

Morgan'S Run


Colleen McCullough captivated millions with her beloved worldwide bestseller The Thorn Birds. Now she takes readers to the birth of modern Australia with a breath-taking saga brimming with drama, history, and

The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly

The O'Reilly Factor


A hard-hitting and no-holds-barred broadside from the anchorman of the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor--what's good about America (plenty), what's bad(plenty still), and what's completely ridiculous (most everything else).Every

Cherry by Mary Karr



From Mary Karr comes this gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. Picking up where the bestselling The Liars' Club left off, Karr dashes down the