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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 14, 2000 – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- 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 20, 2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff’s deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
- April 22, 2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.
- May 7, 2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
- May 11, 2000 – Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
- August 12, 2000 – The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
- October 31, 2000 – Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
- November 15, 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
Who Were Born On 2000?
- January 4, 2000 – Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress
- April 9, 2000 – Jackie Evancho, American singer
- April 12, 2000 – Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress
- July 8, 2000 – Sophie Nyweide, American actress
- August 13, 2000 – Piper Reese, American child reporter
- September 9, 2000 – Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, Spanish royalty
- October 31, 2000 – Willow Smith, American actress and 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