2000 in History – What happened in year 2000

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 2000 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2000.

Top Historical Events of the Year 2000 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
29 januaryIn Mozambique near about 700 people died in the flood.
30 january170 died in Kenya Airways flight 431 crash near Cote d'Iviore and the cause of the crash was mechanical problems in the flight.
30 januaryKenya Airways Flight 431 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Côte d'Ivoire shortly after takeoff, killing 169 on board.
05 februarySecond Chechen War: As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb.
06 februarySecond Chechen War: Russia captured Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen government into exile.
13 februaryThe US Female Figure skating championships as well as the US Male Figure skating championship was held in 2000.
23 february42nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards.
29 februaryIn Mozambique near about 700 people died in the flood.
17 marchOver 700 followers of the Ugandan sect Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God perished in a fire and a series of poisonings and killings, considered either a cult suicide or an orchestrated mass murder by its leaders.
26 marchBill Crystal hosted the 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony. American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank wins lead acting awards.
22 aprilIn a predawn raid, US Immigration and Naturalization Service agents seized six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida, and returned him to his Cuban father.
23 aprilThe gulf air flight 72 crashes in Bahmin. 124 people killed in this accident.
03 mayThe sport of geocaching was born when the coordinates of acache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group.
04 mayKen Livingstone took office as the first Mayor of London.
05 mayThe planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn appeared in conjunction with the Sun, Moon and Earth on May 5, 2000 which was a rare phenomenon in astronomical history that occurred after 6,000 years ago.
13 mayA fireworks factory in Enschede, the Netherlands, exploded,resulting in 22 deaths and approximately €450 million in damage.
24 mayWorld Turtle Day, sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. Turtle Day is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities.
25 mayIsraeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation. The Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon took place when Israel took control of portions of Lebanon during the 1982 Lebanon War. Israel left the Lebanon but remained in partial control of the border region known as the South Lebanon Security Belt, in coordination with the South Lebanon Army, until 2000. Israel's stated purpose for the Security Belt was to create a space separating its northern border towns from terrorists residing in Lebanon.
05 juneSix day war began in Kisangani. Kisangani is capital of Congo. The war was fought between Rwanda and Congo. The city was destroyed due to this war. This resulted in Rwandan victory. Congo faced more than thousand casualties.
07 juneThe United Nations declared the boundaries between Israel and Lebanon. The blue line was used to define boundary between these two nations by UN. Both the nations agreed to the decision made by UN.
16 juneIsrael complies with ‘United Nations Security Council Resolution 425’ 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms. United Nations Security Council Resolution 42 called on Israel to withdraw immediately its forces from Lebanon and established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
30 juneThe Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council adopts a resolution seeking separation from J&K. The council was created under the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Act 1995, following demands of Ladakhi people to make Leh District a new Indian Union Territory because of its religious and cultural differences with the rest of Jammu and Kashmir.
02 julyIn the Mexican general election, Vicente Fox was elected to bethe first President of Mexico from an opposition party in 71 years.
10 julyEADS was formed. EADS stands for European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. It was given the name Airbus Group. It was formed after the merger of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA), Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) and Aérospatiale-Matra.
23 july129th British Golf Open: at Royal Lytham.
01 augustJudge J. Calvitt Clarke Jr. On his own solidarity ruled that the R. M. Utes. Titanic Company, which had recovery claims on the Titanic, was forbidden from cutting into the sunken ship and looting the artifacts. The salvage organization apparently was in search of lost diamonds worth $300 million, and had traded chunks of coal by the means of the well-known ship calamity.
12 augustThe Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navyexploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
27 augustMoscow's Ostankino Tower caught fire, killing three people anddisrupting television and radio signals around the city.
06 septemberThe Millennium Summit, a meeting of world leaders to discussthe role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century, openedin New York City.
10 septemberThe space shuttle Atlantis which blasted off on 7thSeptember with 5 US astronauts and 2 Soviet cosmonauts has landed with the International Space Station for arrangements for its first long-stay occupants, that is due to arrive at the beginning of November.

Famous birthdays in the year 2000:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
08 AugustFélix Auger-Aliassime / Tennis Player / Canada
08 January Noah Cyrus / Actress / United States of America
09 AprilJackie Evancho / Singer / United States of America
09 DecemberDiāna Ņikitina / Figure Skater / Latvia
13 JunePenny Oleksiak / Swimmer / Canada
15 March Kristian Kostov / Writer / Russia
20 NovemberConnie Talbot / Writer / United Kingdom
21 March Jace Norman / Actor / United States of America
22 NovemberAuli'i Cravalho / Actress / United States of America
26 SeptemberPrincess Salma bint Abdullah / Princess / Jordan

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 2000:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 OctoberZayrah Wasim / Actress / India
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