2000: On This Year


2000 (MM in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2000th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2000 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2000 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2000, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2000, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2000, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2000, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2000.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2000 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2000 known for ?

  • As the world was in turmoil over the future of the Earth, Tom Cruise was a happy man as his movie Mission Impossible II was the highest-grossing film at the box office.
  • The year 2000 was also the World Mathematical year as well as the International Year for the Culture of Peace. It is the year that saw the publishing of Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet, the world’s first E-book for the mass market.
  • At the height of the internet bubble, America Online Inc. announced that it was acquiring Time Warner Inc for a cool $182 billion, which in stock and debt. The merger formed a $350 billion mega media empire spanning music production, publishing, entertainment, cable TV, news, and internet services. The Federal Trade Commission gave the two companies to go ahead with the merger in December 2000. AQL shareholders owned 55% of the new company while Time Warner shareholders owned the remaining 45%.
  • On August 9, tire manufacturer Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced they recalled over 6 million Wilderness AT, ATX, and ATX II tires. The recall came two days after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration linked the tires to hundreds of accidents resulting in 46 deaths. The tread of the tires was the problem with the tires. The investigation led to the fact that the tread on the 15-inch Wilderness AT tires, ATX and ATX II tended to peel off, and this resulted in vehicles rolling over.
  • Christmas is one of the happiest seasons of the year to many people. In China, on Christmas day 2000, a Christmas party turned deadly. The party was at an unlicensed disco, and it caught fire as the party rolled on. More than 300 people lost their lives in the incident that took place in Luoyang China.
  • Contrary to reports that the world was ending, year 2,000 ushered in an age of technological advancements and access to civil rights for marginalized societies and groups. It is the first year of the current millennium.

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2000: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2000, during the 73rd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 25/03/2001 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 2000:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2000?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2000?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Russell Crowe, for the movie Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2000?

Erin Brockovich
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Julia Roberts, for the movie Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2000?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Benicio del Toro, for the movie Traffic, starring Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2000?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Marcia Gay Harden, for the movie Pollock, starring Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan produced in the United States of America.
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2000: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

George W. Bush
In 2000, George W. Bush was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 2000, Bush was elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Vice President Al Gore.

2000: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2000 were:

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

The Art Of Happiness


The Art of Happiness is a book that explores the topic of work, career and how to find the ultimate happiness at work.

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

It'S Not About The Bike


The cyclist who is a world champion recounts his battle with cancer, the difficult treatments he had to endure, his triumph in 1999 Tour de France and the birth of his son.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban


This is the third book in Harry Potter's bestselling series. It features stunning full-color illustrations by Jim Kay, an award-winning artist! Sirius Black was a notorious prisoner in Azkaban's dreadful fortress. He was held there for twelve long years.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie


Perhaps it was a grandparent or teacher or a friend. For those who are older and more patient, wiser, and can help you navigate the world, they will be able to give you sound advice and help you find your …

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation


This is the instant bestseller and instant classic that has changed how we see World War II. It was written by the beloved journalist, whose iconic career lasted over fifty years.

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

2000: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2000?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2000 was the Year of the Dragon.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dragon sign.

Nobel Prize

2000: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2000: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2000 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Gao Xingjian

2000: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2000 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Herbert Kroemer

2000: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2000 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • James Heckman
  • Daniel McFadden

2000: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2000 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Alan J. Heeger
  • Hideki Shirakawa

2000: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2000 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Eric Kandel
world population

2000: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2000 were Jacob, Michael and Matthew for boys and Emily, Hannah and Madison for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2000: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2000 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • Christopher
  • Nicholas
  • Andrew
  • Joseph
  • Daniel
  • Tyler

2000: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2000 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Emily
  • Hannah
  • Madison
  • Ashley
  • Sarah
  • Alexis
  • Samantha
  • Jessica
  • Elizabeth
  • Taylor

vinyl songs

2000: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2000, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon

2000: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2000 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
  2. Breathe by Faith Hill
  3. Maria, Maria by Santana
  4. Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
  5. Jumpin' Jumpin' by Destiny's Child
  6. I Wanna Know by Joe
  7. Try Again by Aaliyah
  8. Bent by matchbox twenty
  9. With Arms Wide Open by Creed
  10. Thong Song by Sisqo

2000: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 2000, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Toca's Miracle by Fragma

2000: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 2000 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Toca's Miracle by Fragma
  2. Rock DJ by Robbie Williams
  3. Life Is A Rollercoaster by Ronan Keating
  4. Pure Shores by All Saints
  5. Freestyler by Bomfunk MC's
  6. I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife
  7. Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta by Artful Dodger featuring Craig David
  8. Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife
  9. Black Coffee by All Saints
  10. Silence (Remixes) by Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan

2000: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2000 were:

Canada: A People's History

Canada: A People's History

Release year: 2000

Starring: Lorne Cardinal, Paule Baillargeon, Torri Higginson, Jeff Page

Country: Canada



Release year: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Black Books

Black Books

Release year: 2000

Written by:

Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Vera Farmiga

world population

2000: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2000 was 6,143,493,823 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 47.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.9 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2000 was an increase of +79.4 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.31% over the previous year.The average population density in 2000 was 25 persons per square mile (or 41 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2000?

Here's what happened in 2000:

  • Jan 1, 2000: As many experts and businesses feared, Y2K does not result in widespread, serious computer failures.
  • Jan 2, 2000: Kosheh massacres - 21 Coptic Christians were killed in a massacre at el-Kosheh village, Upper Egypt. It is located 450 kilometres from Cairo.
  • Jan 3, 2000: The last Peanuts comic strip of original Peanuts is published.
  • Jan 4, 2000: Alan Greenspan has been nominated to serve a fourth term in the role of Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • Jan 5, 2000: January 8 and Ash: The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit, which includes several high-ranking al-Qaeda members (including two 9/11 hijackers of American Airlines), is held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
  • Jan 6, 2000: The last Pyrenean natural Ibex has been found dead. It was apparently struck by a tree.
  • Jan 7, 2000: Microsoft Corporation purchases Visio Corporation through a stock swap
  • Jan 8, 2000: One of the most talked about and memorable plays in NFL history took place at the then-Adelphia Coliseum during the 1999-2000 NFL playoffs. The "Music City Miracle" was an unexpected trick play on a kickoff returning that led to a touchdown, which catapulted Tennessee Titans past Buffalo Bills to the Divisional Playoffs. It ensured the Titans went undefeated their first season at their new home. The team's record crowd of 66782 witnessed the victory.
  • Jan 9, 2000: In an attempt to resolve the current economic crisis, the Ecuadorian president Jamil Mahuad's administration announces that it will adopt the U.S. Dollar as its official currency. Protests led to the 2000 Ecuadorian coup de etat, which saw Mahuad removed from office and Vice President Gustavo Noboa elevated to the presidency.
  • Jan 10, 2000: America Online announced it has purchased Time Warner in a stock-trade transaction valued at $160 Billion, making it the largest corporate acquisition in history. AOL Time Warner will be the new company. Its combined value is $350 billion.
  • Jan 11, 2000: The Solway Harvester trawler sinks off Ramsey, Isle of Man
  • Jan 12, 2000: Maputo and the Incomati River burst into their banks, directly affecting around 40,000. Flooding along the Incomati affected approximately 20,000 a few days later.
  • Jan 13, 2000: Microsoft's chief executive officer is Steve Ballmer
  • Jan 14, 2000: Closed at 11,722.98, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a new record (the peak of Dot-com's bubble)
  • Jan 15, 2000: Zeljko Raznatovic (also known as Arkan) is assassinated at Belgrade's InterContinental Hotel. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was Interpol's most wanted for robberies or murders in several European countries. He was the Balkan's most powerful criminal boss until his death.
  • Jan 16, 2000: A truck transporting evaporated milk from Sacramento, California is driven into the State Capitol Building, killing its driver.
  • Jan 17, 2000: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States is now officially observed in all 50 states for the first-ever time.
  • Jan 18, 2000: The Earth is impacted by the Tagish Lake meteorite.
  • Jan 19, 2000: Boland Hall fire: Three students were killed and 54 others were hurt in a fire that broke out at Seton Hall University's dormitory. For setting the fire, two students were charged with murder as well as arson.
  • Jan 20, 2000: Arkan's funeral is attended by around 10,000 people in Belgrade. Arkan is buried in Belgrade's New Cemetery, with military honors given by his volunteers and funeral rites.
  • Jan 21, 2000: Ecuador: Col. Lucio Gutierrez and Carlos Solorzano, who are seized by indigenous groups, depose President Jamil Mahuad. Later, Gen. Carlos Mendoza replaces Gutierrez and gives Gustavo Noboa the opportunity to succeed Mahuad.
  • Jan 22, 2000: After Jamil Mahuad's exile, Gustavo Noboa is elected President of Ecuador.
  • Jan 23, 2000: 57th Golden Globe Awards: The Sopranos wins the Golden Globe Award as Best Television Series – Drama; Sex and the City win for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Toy Story 2 wins the Golden Globe Award as Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. American Beauty wins the Golden Globe Award as Best Motion Picture (Drama).
  • Jan 26, 2000: Cynthia Jay-Brennan, a player at the Desert Inn Las Vegas casino, wins $34,959,458.56 from Megabucks, the largest payout in the world. Her total winnings were $27.
  • Jan 27, 2000: A new US Mint dollar coin depicting Sacagawea has been released.
  • Jan 30, 2000: Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, killing 88.
  • Jan 31, 2000: Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
  • Feb 5, 2000: Russian forces killed at least 60 civilians in Novye Aldi, Grozny.
  • Feb 6, 2000: Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
  • Feb 8, 2000: Bob Collins' plane collides over Zion, Illinois with the student pilot.
  • Feb 9, 2000: The worst floods in Mozambique for 50 years are caused by torrential rains from Africa. They last until March and kill 800 people.
  • Feb 11, 2000: A blast from an explosive device exploded in front of the Barclay's Bank, just across from Wall Street's New York Stock Exchange. It killed none but wound dozens.
  • Feb 12, 2000: Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Tom Landry, Charles M. Schulz and Oliver all die from unrelated causes.
  • Feb 13, 2000: After the death of Charles Schulz, the final Peanuts comic strip is printed.
  • Feb 14, 2000: NEAR Shoemaker, a spacecraft that orbits asteroid 433 Eros for the first time, enters orbit around it.
  • Feb 15, 2000: The Indian Point II nuclear power station in New York State releases a small amount radioactive steam when the steam generator stops working.
  • Feb 16, 2000: At the University of Toronto, Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives a speech.
  • Feb 17, 2000: Microsoft announces Windows 2000 in San Francisco, California. In the first two months, 1.5 million copies were sold.
  • Feb 21, 2000: The International Mother Language Day is an inaugural celebration by UNESCO.
  • Feb 29, 2000: This leap day marks the end of a century-long leap year that ends on February 29, 2400.
  • Mar 1, 2000: Rewritten the Constitution of Finland
  • Mar 6, 2000: Advanced Micro Devices ships the first commercially-available 1 GHz processor.
  • Mar 7, 2000: Al Gore and George W. Bush emerge victorious in the Republican caucuses, primaries and presidential election in the United States.
  • Mar 8, 2000: Tokyo train tragedy: 5 people are killed in a sideswipe collision between 2 Tokyo Metro trains.
  • Mar 9, 2000: Ely Sakhai, a suspect in art forgery, was arrested by the FBI in New York City.
  • Mar 10, 2000: The peak of the NASDAQ Composite stock market index is 5132.52, which signals the end of dot-com's boom.
  • Mar 12, 2000: Pope John Paul II apologises for wrongdoings committed by Roman Catholic Church members throughout history.
  • Mar 16, 2000: The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 499.19 points (4.93%), its second-largest point gain in a single day.
  • Mar 17, 2000: In what is believed to have been a suicide and mass murder orchestrated by the leaders of the cult, more than 800 members of the Ugandan Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God were killed.
  • Mar 18, 2000: 2000 Taiwanese Presidential Election: Chen Shui-bian elected President of Republic of China.
  • Mar 19, 2000: For a state visit, President Bill Clinton arrives in New Delhi (India)
  • Mar 20, 2000: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin is a former Black Panther, once known as H. Rap Brown. He was captured after killing Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen. Also, he critically wounded Deputy Aldranon England.
  • Mar 21, 2000: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government does not have the authority to regulate tobacco addiction drugs, thus removing the main anti-smoking initiative of the Clinton administration.
  • Mar 24, 2000: The S&P 500 index reached an intraday peak of 1,552.87. This is a peak that will be lost due to the collapse in the dot-com bubble.
  • Mar 26, 2000: The Kingdome Sports Arena in Seattle, Washington is being demolished to make way for a new stadium.
  • Mar 27, 2000: One person is killed and 71 are injured in an explosion at Phillips Petroleum's Pasadena, Texas plant.
  • Mar 28, 2000: Three children are killed in an accident where a CSX freighttrain hits a Murray County school bus.
  • Apr 1, 2000: Obuchi Keizo, the Japanese prime minister, suffers a stroke that causes him to fall into a coma.
  • Apr 3, 2000: Judge Thomas Jackson issued his Conclusions of law in the US Justice Department against Microsoft anti-trust case. He ruled that Microsoft illegally acted to protect its operating systemmonopoly and attempted to monopolize market for Web browsers software.
  • Apr 7, 2000: The Chalk Point Generating Station of Pepco, located in southern Maryland, USA, releases approximately 420,000 litres oil. There are 6 1/2 miles of oil containment booms that capture an estimated 300,000.
  • Apr 11, 2000: AT&T Park San Francisco, Minute Maid Park Houston and Comerica Park Detroit are open.
  • Apr 16, 2000: After a 55-year reign, Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail dies as Raja of Perlis. He was the longest-reigning monarch in the world after the death of Emperor Hirohito.
  • Apr 22, 2000: Federal agents raid Elian Gonzalez's Miami home before dawn.
  • May 1, 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
  • May 2, 2000: President Bill Clinton announced that GPS access to accurate data will no longer be restricted only to the United States military.
  • May 3, 2000: Datapoint, a computer pioneer from San Antonio, Texas files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • May 4, 2000: Ken Livingstone is elected the first Mayor for London.
  • May 5, 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.
  • May 7, 2000: Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
  • May 11, 2000: Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian Paramilitary Forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
  • May 12, 2000: 23 people are killed in a fireworks factory accident in Enschede (the Netherlands).
  • May 16, 2000: Ahmet Necdet Szer is elected the tenth president of Turkey by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
  • May 17, 2000: 13 people were injured by a bomb at Glorietta Mall, Makati City Philippines.
  • May 18, 2000: Boo.com goes bankrupt due to insufficient funds after six months
  • May 20, 2000: Taiwanese president Chen Shuibian signs the Four Noes and One Without promise to Taiwan
  • May 24, 2000: After 22 years of occupation, Israeli troops have withdrawn from southern Lebanon.
  • May 25, 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.
  • May 28, 2000: The comic strip Bringing Up Father has ended its 87-year-old run in newspapers.
  • Jun 2, 2000: The Charlemagne prize, Germany's city of Aachen, is presented to U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton. Clinton is the first American president ever to be awarded the prize, which is for contributions towards the unity of Europe.
  • Jun 4, 2000: An earthquake strikes Bengkulu in Indonesia, killing 94.
  • Jun 5, 2000: The first widely distributed short film on the Internet is ''405 The Movie'.
  • Jun 7, 2000: In the US Justice Department against Microsoft antitrust case, Judge Thomas Jackson orders that Microsoft be split into two companies. One producing operating systems and the other application programs.
  • Jun 12, 2000: Sandro Rosa do Nascimento robs Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, taking hostages. The highly publicized standoff turns into a media circus that ends with do Nascimento's death and the release of a hostage.
  • Jun 13, 2000: It pardons Mehmet Ali AGCA, the Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1982.
  • Jun 16, 2000: After 22 years, Israel has complied with UN Security Council Resolution 425. This resolution calls for Israel to withdraw completely from Lebanon. Israel has withdrawn from all of Lebanon except for the Sheba Farms.
  • Jun 21, 2000: With a 99-to-17 vote, Section 28 (outlawing homosexuality promotion in the United Kingdom), is repealed by Scotland.
  • Jun 23, 2000: Palace Backpackers Hostel fire in Childers, Queensland, Australia, kills 15 people.
  • Jun 26, 2000: As part of the Human Genome Project's preliminary draft, a final version of the genomes is available.
  • Jun 28, 2000: Elian Gonzalez and Juan Miguel Gonzalez return to Cuba, ending a long custody battle.
  • Jun 30, 2000: France defeats Italy by 2-1 in extra time in the final European Championships. This makes them the first team to win consecutively the World Cup as well as the European Championships.
  • Jul 1, 2000: Traffic can now use the Oresund Bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.
  • Jul 2, 2000: Tenchi Muyo first broadcast on American Television
  • Jul 6, 2000: A tug and a barge towing it collide in Middletown, Rhode Island USA. 53,000 litres of oil were spilled into Narragansett bay.
  • Jul 10, 2000: EADS is the second largest aerospace company in the world, formed through the merger of Aerospatiale Matra, DASA and CASA.
  • Jul 13, 2000: July 25, ampndash Israel's prime Minister Ehud Barak meets Yasser Aramfat, head of the PLO, at Camp David but fails to reach an agreement.
  • Jul 14, 2000: A powerful solar flare later known as the Bastille Day event causes a geomagnetic storm to hit Earth.
  • Jul 17, 2000: Bashar al-Assad, the 10th President of Syria assumed office.
  • Jul 19, 2000: Apple Computer starts shipping the first standard dual processor personal computers, the Power Mac G4 with dual 500 or 450 MHz processors.
  • Jul 20, 2000: Zimbabwe's Parliament opens its new session, and the opposition members are elected for the first-time in a decade.
  • Jul 22, 2000: "News of the World" urges readers to sign a petition to support Sarah's Law. This new legislation was created in response to the murder of Sarah Payne. It would allow parents to find out if a convicted paedophile is living in their region.
  • Jul 25, 2000: Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger plane, crashes into Gonesse shortly after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 and five others.
  • Jul 31, 2000: To August 3, the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) nominates George W. Bush as U.S. president and Dick Cheney as Vice President.
  • Aug 3, 2000: After more than 100 people besieged the house of a block allegedly housing a paedophile, riots broke out on the Paulsgrove estate, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. This is the latest act of vigilante violence against suspected sexual offenders since the anti-paedophile campaign of the tabloid newspaper "News of the World" began.
  • Aug 8, 2000: Unidentified ship dumps oil along the South Florida coast, creating an oil-slick that covers 24km of beaches.
  • Aug 12, 2000: During a military exercise, the Russian Navy's Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk explodes and sinks into the Barents Sea.
  • Aug 14, 2000: Up to August 17, the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated U.S. Vice-President Al Gore as President and Senator Joe Lieberman as Vice President.
  • Aug 18, 2000: Federal jury convicts the US EPA of discriminating against Dr. Marsha Cole-Adebayo under the Civil Rights Act of 64, which later inspired the passage of the No FEAR Act.
  • Aug 27, 2000: Three people are killed when the Ostankino Tower, Moscow, is set on fire at 540 metres (1,772 feet) tall.
  • Aug 28, 2000: On August 28, religious and spiritual leaders from the various faith traditions of the world gathered in New York to discuss ways to build a partnership with the United Nations. Religious Summit UN Millennium Peace Summit
  • Sep 5, 2000: Tuvalu joins United Nations
  • Sep 6, 2000: Bofors, the last Swedish-owned arms producer, was sold to United Defense.
  • Sep 7, 2000: Officially, Albania joins the World Trade Organization.
  • Sep 14, 2000: A tugboat caused a 4-foot gap in the US Navy ship USS Detroit. It subsequently spilled 113,000 litres oil across Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey.
  • Sep 15, 2000: Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist, was last seen alive on this day. It is used as the date of his funeral.
  • Sep 16, 2000: Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist, was last seen alive. This day is used as the date of his funeral.
  • Sep 20, 2000: A Russian-built Mark 22 antitank missile is used to attack the British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service Building.
  • Sep 26, 2000: 80 people are killed when the MS Express Samina sinks off Paros, Agean sea.
  • Sep 27, 2000: Prague protests against globalization at the summit of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank
  • Sep 28, 2000: Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Sep 30, 2000: The HM Prison Maze is now closed in Northern Ireland.
  • Oct 1, 2000: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited were incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956.
  • Oct 5, 2000: Massive protests in Belgrade led to the resignation of Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's strongman. These protests are sometimes called the Bulldozer Revolution.
  • Oct 6, 2000: Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resigns.
  • Oct 11, 2000: 250 million gallons coal sludge were released in Martin County, Kentucky, USA.
  • Oct 12, 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.
  • Oct 15, 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.
  • Oct 17, 2000: Don Rickles is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
  • Oct 18, 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.
  • Oct 22, 2000: Shinichi Fujimura, a Japanese archeologist, is exposed by Mainichi Shinbun.
  • Oct 23, 2000: Madeleine Albright, American Secretary of State, holds talks with Kim Jong Il.
  • Oct 26, 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.
  • Oct 27, 2000: Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  • Oct 30, 2000: The last Multics machine has been shut down.
  • Oct 31, 2000: After takeoff in Northern Angola, a chartered Antonov An-26 explodes, killing 50.
  • Nov 1, 2000: Serbia joins the United Nations
  • Nov 2, 2000: The Soyuz TM-31 docked the first resident crew to the ISS on November 2nd
  • Nov 3, 2000: A criminal gang in London raids the Millennium Dome in order to steal the Millennium Star Diamond, but police surveillance captures them.
  • Nov 4, 2000: "Died :''' Stephanie Lawrence 50, English musical theatre actress
  • Nov 5, 2000: Phil Goff, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand, offenly accuses Lieutenant Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini, of being involved in the November 2 Mutiny.
  • Nov 6, 2000: L. Sprague de Camp (92), American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Nov 7, 2000: United States presidential election: Republican candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush defeats Democratic vice President Al Gore in the tightest election in US history. However, the final result is unknown for more than a month due to disputed Florida votes.
  • Nov 8, 2000: The ruling National Democratic Party wins the third and final stage in the Egyptian parliamentary elections, 2000.
  • Nov 9, 2000: "Died :''' Michel Demaret 60, Belgian politician Eric Morley 82, English businessman, founder of Miss World
  • Nov 11, 2000: Kaprun tragedy: 155 snowboarders and skiers are killed when a cable car sets fire to an alpine tunnel in Kaprun.
  • Nov 13, 2000: The articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada are passed by Manuel B. Villar, Jr., the Philippine House Speaker.
  • Nov 14, 2000: Netscape Navigator version 6.0 is released after two years of open-source development, which created a stable Mozilla web browser.
  • Nov 15, 2000: After takeoff from Luanda in Angola, a chartered Antonov An-24 crashed killing more than 40 people.
  • Nov 16, 2000: Bill Clinton is the first American President to visit Vietnam since the Vietnam War.
  • Nov 17, 2000: President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, is resigned. 4,097 children born in us
  • Nov 18, 2000: Catherine Zeta Jones marries Michael Douglas at New York's Plaza Hotel.
  • Nov 19, 2000: Airdrieonians F. C. won the 2000 Scottish Challenge Cup Final
  • Dec 1, 2000: Miss World pageant held at London's Millennium Dome. Priyanka Chopra is awarded the title.
  • Dec 2, 2000: The 2000 MAC Championship Game (American football) is played at Marshall Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.ampref name=ampquotannouncementampquotamp and is won by the Marshall Thundering Herd.
  • Dec 3, 2000: John Higgins wins the UK Snooker Championship.
  • Dec 5, 2000: South Africa holds municipal elections to elect members of the local governing bodies.
  • Dec 6, 2000: Infogrames of Paris acquires Hasbro Interactive of America for US$5 Million cash and US$95 Million stock.
  • Dec 7, 2000: The Ghanaian presidential election will be the first to go to ballot. John Kufuor, John Atta Mills and John Kufuor are the two most popular candidates. They will move on to the second round.
  • Dec 8, 2000: STS-97: Crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour make their first visit to Expedition 1 crew residing aboard the International Space Station.
  • Dec 9, 2000: The sixth Florida recount is being held by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Dec 10, 2000: Ivory Coast hosts the elections for parliament. Due to a boycott by the Rally of the Republicans, 28 seats were excluded. Elections in Cote d'Ivoire African Elections Database. The result is a victory by the Ivorian Popular Front which won 96 of the 225 seats at the National Assembly of Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Dec 11, 2000: The United National Congress wins the Trinidad and Tobago general elections.
  • Dec 12, 2000: Bush v. Gore: The United States Supreme Court has released its decision
  • Dec 13, 2000: Al Gore, the US Vice President, concedes defeat in the presidential election to George W. Bush, Texas Governor.
  • Dec 14, 2000: The complete genome sequence for the flowering plant Arabidopsis is thaliana has been published in Nature.
  • Dec 15, 2000: The Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Plant's third reactor has been shut down.
  • Dec 16, 2000: Japan releases "Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus"
  • Dec 17, 2000: After the acquisition of Westrail, the Australian Railroad Group began operations.
  • Dec 18, 2000: Kirsty McColl, 41-year-old English singer, was running with her children in Cozumel, Mexico when she was struck by a speeding boat.
  • Dec 19, 2000: One person was killed and three others were injured when the Leninist Guerrilla Units of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attacked a Nationalist Movement Party office.
  • Dec 20, 2000: Mirusuvil massacre: eight Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including children,{{cite web |url=
  • Dec 21, 2000: Eric Joyce, Labour's candidate for Falkirk West, wins the UK by-election. It is the result of Dennis Canavan's resignation.
  • Dec 22, 2000: Madonna marries Guy Ritchie, film director, at Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland in Scotland. Sting, Stella McCartney and Sting were there.
  • Dec 23, 2000: Victor Borge (91), Danish comedian, conductor, and pianist.
  • Dec 24, 2000: Texas 7 rob a Irving sports store. Aubrey Hawkins, a police officer, is killed in the robbery.
  • Dec 25, 2000: Russian President Vladimir Putin signs legislation that creates a new Russian National Anthem. The music was taken from the Soviet Union anthem that was written by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
  • Dec 26, 2000: '''Died:''' Jason Robards, 78, US actor
  • Dec 27, 2000: Bomlafjord Tunnel opens connecting Foyno Island in Stord with the mainland at Dalshovda, Sveio, Norway.
  • Dec 28, 2000: Montgomery Ward, the American retail giant, announces its intention to close after 128 years.
  • Dec 30, 2000: Rizal Day Bombings - A series of bombs explode at various locations in Metro Manila, Philippines, within a matter of hours, killing 22 people and injuring around a hundred.
  • Dec 31, 2000: James Tuozzolo (trumpet player, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra), collapses on stage after performing a solo. He is pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • Jan 4, 2000: A Norwegian passenger train departing from Trondheim, collides with a local train coming from Hamar in Åsta, Åmot; 19 people are killed and 68 injured in the accident.


What does the year 2000 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2000 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 101st year of the 21st century and the 0th year of the 2000s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1999 and precedes 2001.

calendars for year 2000

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