What Happened In March 2000 In History
Historical Events for March, 2000
- 1st » The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
- 1st » Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
- 10th » The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com bubble e.g dot-com boom.
- 17th » 530 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.
- 21st » Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel.
- 24th » S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
- 27th » A Phillips explosion of 2000 or Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills one and injures 71.
- 28th » Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
Famous Birthdays on March in 2000
- 27th » Sophie Nélisse, Canadian teen actress
Famous Deaths for March 2000
- 2nd » Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)
- 3rd » Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)
- 4th » Hermann Brück, German-Scottish astronomer (b. 1905)
- 4th » Kyi Kyi Htay, Burmese actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1924)
- 4th » Michael Noonan (Australian writer) called Michael Noonan, New Zealand-Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- 4th » Alphons Silbermann, German sociologist, musicologist, and publicist (b. 1909)
- 4th » Ta-You Wu, Chinese physicist (b. 1907)
- 5th » Rena Dor, Greek actress and singer (b. 1917)
- 5th » Lolo Ferrari, French porn actress and singer (b. 1962)
- 6th » John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
- 7th » Charles Gray (actor) named Charles Gray, English actor (b. 1928)
- 7th » Pee Wee King, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
- 9th » Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)
- 9th » Ivo Robić, Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)
- 14th » C. Jérôme, French singer (b. 1946)
- 16th » Thomas Ferebee, American colonel (b. 1918)
- 16th » Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian writer (b. 1911)
- 16th » Michael Starr (politician) called Michael Starr, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
- 18th » Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
- 19th » Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (b. 1935)
- 19th » Shafiq-ur-Rahman (humorist) or Shafiq-ur-Rahman, Pakistani physician and author (b. 1920)
- 20th » Gene Eugene, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer (Adam Again, The Swirling Eddies, and Lost Dogs) (b. 1961)
- 25th » Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
- 26th » Alex Comfort, English physician and author (b. 1920)
- 27th » Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter and actor (The Blockheads) (b. 1942)
- 28th » Anthony Powell, English author (b. 1905)
- 30th » Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (b. 1915)
Year 2000 events in history for the month of March
Historical events for the year 2000 by month