What Happened In October 2000 In History
Historical Events for October, 2000
- 5th » Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Overthrow of Slobodan Milošević named Bulldozer Revolution.
- 6th » Yugoslavia known as Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
- 6th » Argentina named Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez (vice-president) e.g Carlos Álvarez resigns.
- 11th » NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
- 12th » The USS Cole (DDG 67) or USS 'Cole' is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two USS Cole bombing e.g suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
- 17th » Hatfield rail crash named Train crash at Hatfield, Hertfordshire named Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
- 31st » Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then.
Famous Birthdays on October in 2000
- 16th » David Rawle, Irish actor
- 31st » Willow Smith, American actress and singer
Famous Deaths for October 2000
- 1st » Kray twins called Reginald Kray, English gangster (b. 1933)
- 3rd » Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Cars) (b. 1947)
- 4th » Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 32nd Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1914)
- 4th » Michael Smith (chemist) known as Michael Smith, English-Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry e.g Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
- 5th » Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
- 6th » Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (b. 1920)
- 8th » Charlotte Lamb, English author (b. 1937)
- 9th » David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
- 9th » Patrick Anthony Porteous, Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
- 10th » Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
- 11th » Luc-Marie Bayle, French historian, photographer, and painter (b. 1914)
- 11th » Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
- 13th » Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
- 14th » Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1909)
- 14th » Tony Roper (racing driver) called Tony Roper, American race car driver (b. 1964)
- 15th » Konrad Emil Bloch, Polish-American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine or Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- 15th » Vincent Canby, American journalist and critic (b. 1924)
- 17th » Leo Nomellini, Italian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1924)
- 17th » Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1964)
- 18th » Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
- 18th » Gwen Verdon, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)
- 19th » Hortense Ellis, Jamaican singer (b. 1941)
- 23rd » Yokozuna (wrestler) called Yokozuna, American wrestler (b. 1966)
- 27th » Walter Berry (bass-baritone) named Walter Berry, Austrian opera singer (b. 1929)
- 28th » Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
- 29th » Carlos Guastavino, Argentinian composer (b. 1912)
- 30th » Steve Allen, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
- 31st » Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1915)
Year 2000 events in history for the month of October
Historical events for the year 2000 by month