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2000 Historical Event(s)
- January 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.
- February 5, 2000 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 2000 – Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
- March 10, 2000 – The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
- March 17, 2000 – More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
- 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 14, 2000 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
- October 30, 2000 – The last Multics machine is shut down.
- November 1, 2000 – Serbia joins the United Nations.
- December 13, 2000 – Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
Who Were Born On 2000?
- January 8, 2000 – Noah Cyrus, American actress
- May 7, 2000 – Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor
- July 25, 2000 – Preston Bailey, American actor--
- August 5, 2000 – Maya Bond, Japanese/American singer-songwriter and drummer
- September 9, 2000 – Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, Spanish royalty
- September 26, 2000 – Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan
- September 28, 2000 – Frankie Jonas, American actor
- October 31, 2000 – Willow Smith, American actress and singer
- December 6, 2000 – Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- December 26, 2000 – Samuel Sevian, American chess player