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ArchaeologyArchitectureArtAviation – Awards – ComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Meteorology – Music (Country, Metal) – Rail transportRadioScienceSpaceflightSportsTelevisionVideo gaming
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AustraliaCanada – People's Republic of China – Ecuador – France – Germany – Greece – IndiaIreland – Israel – Italy – JapanLuxembourgMalaysia – Mexico – New Zealand – Norway – Pakistan – Philippines – RussiaSingaporeSouth AfricaUKUSAZimbabwe
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2000 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2000
MM
Ab urbe condita 2753
Armenian calendar 1449
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԹ
Assyrian calendar 6750
Bahá'í calendar 156–157
Bengali calendar 1407
Berber calendar 2950
British Regnal year 48 Eliz. 2 – 49 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2544
Burmese calendar 1362
Byzantine calendar 7508–7509
Chinese calendar 己卯年十一月廿五日
(4636/4696-11-25)
— to —
庚辰年十二月初六日
(4637/4697-12-6)
Coptic calendar 1716–1717
Ethiopian calendar 1992–1993
Hebrew calendar 5760–5761
Hindu calendars
 - Bikram Samwat 2056–2057
 - Shaka Samvat 1922–1923
 - Kali Yuga 5101–5102
Holocene calendar 12000
Iranian calendar 1378–1379
Islamic calendar 1420–1421
Japanese calendar Heisei 12
(平成12年)
Korean calendar 4333
Minguo calendar ROC 89
民國89年
Thai solar calendar 2543
Unix time 946684800–978307199
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2000 (MM) was a leap year that started on a Saturday, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It was the 2000th year of the Common Era or the Anno Domini designation, and the last year of the 20th century and of the 2nd millennium. 2000 was designated as:

The year 2000 was the first year of the 2000s decade. Popular culture holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium, due to a tendencial way to group the years according to decimal values, as if year zero were counted.According to the Gregorian Calendar this distinction falls to the year 2001, because the 1st century was retroactively said to start with year AD 1. Since the calendar has no year zero, its first millennium spans from years 1 to 1000, inclusively, and its second millennium from years 1001 to 2000. (See more at Millennium.)

The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K concerns: fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. However, by the end of 1999, many companies had already converted to new, or upgraded their existing software. Some even obtained Y2K certification. As a result of massive effort, much of it mis-directed, relatively few problems occurred.

Events

January

February

February 13 – The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.

March

April

May

June

July

  • July 2
    • France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of the European Championships, becoming the first team to consecutively win the World Cup and European Championships.
    • Vicente Fox is elected President of Mexico, as candidate of the rightist PAN (National Action Party), ending 71 years of PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) rule.

July 8

August

September

October

November

December

World population

World population[11]
2000 1995 2005
World 6,070,581,000 5,674,380,000 +396,201,000 +6,98% 6,453,628,000 +383,047,000 +6,31%
Africa 795,671,000 707,462,000 +88,209,000 +12,47% 887,964,000 +92,293,000 +11,60%
Asia 3,679,737,000 3,430,052,000 +249,685,000 +7,28% 3,917,508,000 +237,771,000 +6,46%
Europe 727,986,000 727,405,000 +581,000 +0,08% 724,722,000 -3,264,000 -0,45%
Latin America 520,229,000 481,099,000 +39,130,000 +8,13% 558,281,000 +38,052,000 +7,31%
Northern America 315,915,000 299,438,000 +16,477,000 +5,50% 332,156,000 +16,241,000 +5,14%
Oceania 31,043,000 28,924,000 +2,119,000 +7,33% 32,998,000 +1,955,000 +6,30%

Births

January

April

  • April 9 – Jackie Evancho, American soprano

August

  • August 13 – Piper Reese, American reporter

September

October

November

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

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Templeton Prize

See also

  • Year 2000 baby boom

External links

References


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