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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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku

Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Country: United States of America

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in October 2000?
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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

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day


A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French.

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth



The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness


From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

It'S Not About The Bike


The world-champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.