Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
Major Events of 2000
2000 (Roman Numerals: MM) was the last (100th) year of the 20th century, and also the last year of the 2nd millennium. However, in popular culture, it become widely known as the "millennium year". 2000 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2000.
News Events of 2000
Y2K computer bug doesn't cause too many problems.
Air France Concorde crashes near Paris.
US Supreme Court decides in favor of George W, Bush in split decison over the Presidential election.
Tate Modern opens in London.
Sony launches the PlayStation 2.
Vladimir Putin elected President of Russia.
Pope John Paul II is the first Roman Catholic Pope to visit Israel.
The billionth living person in India is born.
Microsoft releases Windows ME.
An unknown attacker fires a RPG-22 anti-tank missile at the MI6 building in Vauxhall, London.
In the antitrust trial of Microsoft, the company is ruled to have violated antitrust laws.
Six British soldiers held capitve by rebels in Sierra Leone are freed in Operation Barras.
Sports in 2000
2000 Was Designated As
Back To Year Index
†Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
Copyright © 2000-2020, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.