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2000 Historical Event(s)
- February 5, 2000 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 6, 2000 – Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
- July 2, 2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
- July 25, 2000 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
- August 27, 2000 – 540 m-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
- September 26, 2000 – The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
- September 28, 2000 – Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
- October 26, 2000 – Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
- November 17, 2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
- December 19, 2000 – The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
Who Were Born On 2000?
- April 11, 2000 – Morgan Lily, American actress
- April 12, 2000 – Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress
- July 7, 2000 – Princess Purnika of Nepal
- July 8, 2000 – Sophie Nyweide, American actress
- August 13, 2000 – Piper Reese, American child reporter
- November 20, 2000 – Connie Talbot, English singer
- December 6, 2000 – Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- December 24, 2000 – Ethan Bortnick, American musician
- December 26, 2000 – Samuel Sevian, American chess player
- December 30, 2000 – Johntae Lipscomb, American actor