What Happened In December 2000 In History

Historical Events for December, 2000

  • 12th » The Supreme Court of the United States or United States Supreme Court releases its decision in 'Bush v. Gore'.
  • 13th » The "Texas Seven" escape from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas, and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
  • 15th » The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
  • 19th » The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.
  • 24th » The Texas Seven hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
  • 25th » President of Russia called Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the National Anthem of the Soviet Union e.g anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed
  • 28th » U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • 30th » Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

Famous Birthdays on December in 2000

  • 6th » Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish son of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
  • 24th » Ethan Bortnick, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 26th » Samuel Sevian, American chess player

Famous Deaths for December 2000

  • 2nd » Gail Fisher, American actress (b. 1935)
  • 3rd » Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and academic (b. 1917)
  • 3rd » Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (b. 1922)
  • 4th » Henck Arron, Surinamese politician, 1st List of Prime Ministers of Suriname Prime Ministers of the Republic of Suriname named Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (b. 1936)
  • 6th » Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (b. 1920)
  • 6th » Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1942)
  • 7th » Vlado Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  • 8th » Milić od Mačve, Serbian painter (b. 1934)
  • 10th » Marie Windsor, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 11th » Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician and author (b. 1915)
  • 11th » David Lewis (American actor) named David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 12th » George Montgomery (actor) or George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 12th » Ndabaningi Sithole, Zimbabwean militant leader, founded Zimbabwe African National Union (b. 1920)
  • 14th » Uldis Pūcītis, Latvian actor and film director (b. 1937)
  • 15th » Haris Brkić, Bosnian-Serbian basketball player (b. 1974)
  • 18th » Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 18th » Randolph Apperson Hearst, American businessman (b. 1915)
  • 18th » Kirsty MacColl, English singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 19th » Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 19th » Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (b. 1910)
  • 19th » David Dewayne Johnson, American murderer (b. 1963)
  • 19th » John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1921)
  • 19th » Pops Staples, American singer and guitarist (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 20th » Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladeshi politician and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • 22nd » Stuart Lancaster (actor) called Stuart Lancaster American actor (b. 1920)
  • 23rd » Billy Barty, American actor and singer (b. 1924)
  • 23rd » Victor Borge, Danish-American actor, conductor, and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 23rd » Noor Jehan, Pakistani actress and singer (b. 1926)
  • 24th » John Cooper (car maker) e.g John Cooper, English businessman, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (b. 1923)
  • 24th » Nick Massi, American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons (band) e.g The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 25th » Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939)
  • 25th » Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (b. 1908)
  • 26th » Jason Robards, American actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 30th » Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1909)
  • 31st » Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (b. 1914)
  • 31st » José Greco, Italian-American dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)

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