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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.
- 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 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 – Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
- May 4, 2000 – Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
- August 23, 2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
- September 26, 2000 – The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
- October 11, 2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
- October 31, 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
- November 11, 2000 – Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
Who Were Born On 2000?
- February 17, 2000 – Theo Diconu,footballer
- April 11, 2000 – Morgan Lily, American actress
- April 12, 2000 – Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress
- May 7, 2000 – Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor
- July 7, 2000 – Princess Purnika of Nepal
- 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
- October 26, 2000 – Ellery Sprayberry, American actress
- October 31, 2000 – Willow Smith, American actress and singer