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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 15, 2000 – Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
- 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.
- March 27, 2000 – A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
- May 2, 2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
- 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.
- August 23, 2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
- October 31, 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
- November 15, 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
- 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?
- January 8, 2000 – Noah Cyrus, American actress
- April 9, 2000 – Jackie Evancho, American singer
- April 11, 2000 – Morgan Lily, American actress
- May 7, 2000 – Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor
- July 8, 2000 – Sophie Nyweide, American actress
- September 9, 2000 – Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, Spanish royalty
- September 26, 2000 – Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan
- October 31, 2000 – Willow Smith, American actress and singer
- November 10, 2000 – Mackenzie Foy, American actress and model
- December 6, 2000 – Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal