) was a leap
that started on
of the Common Era
accordance with the Gregorian
. 2000 was also the first century leap year
2000 was designated as:
2000 was also 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
.According to the Gregorian
Calendar this distinction falls to the year 2001
, because the first century was retroactively said
to start with year AD 1
. The calendar has no
, so it can be said that the
first millennium spanned years 1 to 1000 inclusive. However, since
thiswas decided at a much later date it's difficult to assign any
significance. The next millennium then stretched from 1001 to 2000
(see more at: millennium
Mathematically, 2000 is the last year of the 20th century
and the 2nd millenium
The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K
: 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
.In the actual event,
relatively few problems occurred.
- January 3–10 – Israel and Syria hold
inconclusive peace talks.
- January 4 – Alan Greenspan is nominated for a fourth term
as U.S. Federal Reserve
- January 5–8 – The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit of several
high-level al-Qaeda members (including 2 9/11
American Airlines hijackers) is
held in Kuala
- January 6 The last natural pyrenean ibex is found dead apparently killed
by a falling tree.
- January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to
purchase Time Warner for $162 billion
(the largest-ever corporate merger).
- January 11 – The
armed wing of the Islamic
Salvation Front concludes its negotiations with the government
for an amnesty and disbands in Algeria (see
Civil War#GIA destroyed, GSPC discontinues)
- January 11 – The
trawler Solway Harvester sinks off the Isle of Man.
- January 12 – 9/11
hijackers Mohammed Atta and Ziad
Jahrah read their wills in the Martyrdom
- January 14 – A
United Nations tribunal sentences 5
Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in
prison for the 1993 killing of over 100 Bosnian Muslims in a Bosnian village.
- January 14 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average
closes at 11,722.98 (at the peak of the Dot-com bubble).
- January 16 – In
California, a commercial truck carrying evaporated milk is
driven into the State Capitol building, killing the
- January 18 – The
Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
- January 24 –
God's Army, a
Karen militia group led by twins
Johnny and Luther Htoo, takes
700 hostages at a Thai hospital
near the Burmese
- January 26 – The rap-metal band
Rage Against the Machine
plays in front of Wall Street, prompting an early closing of
trading due to the crowds.
- January 30 – Super Bowl XXXIV: The St. Louis Rams win the NFL Championship for the first time since
1951, defeating the Tennessee Titans 23–16.
- January 30 –
Kenya Airways Flight 431
crashes off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
- January 31 –
Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific
Ocean, killing 88.
- January 31 – Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering
15 patients between 1995 and 1998 and sentenced to life
- April 1 – Japanese prime minister Keizo
Obuchi suffers a stroke, falls into a
coma, and dies.
- April 3 – United States v.
Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping
"an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
- April 5 – Yoshiro Mori replaces Keizo Obuchi as prime minister of Japan.
- April 16 – Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah,
Sultan of Selangor, dies after a reign of 55 years.
the longest-reigning monarch in the world
since the death of Prince Franz Joseph II of
- April 17 – Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin becomes
Raja of Perlis.
- April 22 – Brazil officially
celebrates its 500th anniversary, with protests, especially from
native and black populations.
- April 22 – In a
predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives'
home in Miami,
Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in
DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles
in U.S. history.
- April 25 – The State
of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.
- April 28 – Richard Baumhammers begins a 2-hour
racially motivated shooting spree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leaving 5 dead and 1 paralyzed.
- June 5 – 405
The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the
Internet, is released.
- June 13 – South Korean President
Kim Dae Jung visits North Korea to
participate in the first North-South presidential summit.
- June 17 – A
centennial earthquake (6.5 on Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
- June 21 – Section 28, a law preventing the promotion of
homosexuality, is repealed by the
- June 26 – A preliminary draft of
genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished.
- June 28 – Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba with his
father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, ending a protracted custody
- June 30 – At the
Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock
group Pearl Jam performs.
- July 2 – France beats Italy 2–1 to win Euro 2000 with a
- July 2 – 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 10 – In southern
Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing
about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
- July 10 – Bashar al-Assad is confirmed as Syria's
leader in a national referendum.
- July 11–25 –
Israel's prime minister Ehud Barak and
PLO head Yasser Arafat meet at Camp
David, but fail to reach an agreement.
- July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
- July 18 – Alex
Salmond resigns as the leader of the Scottish National Party.
- July 18 – Sussex police launch a murder investigation after the
body of a girl found near Pulborough is confirmed to be that of Sarah Payne, who was reported missing on
- July 21–23 – G-8
Nations hold their 26th Annual Summit; issues include AIDS, the
'digital divide', and halving world poverty by 2015.
- July 22 – News of the World urges its readers
to sign a petition for Sarah's Law, new
legislation in response to the murder of Sarah Payne, which would
give parents the right to know whether a convicted paedophile was living in their area.
- July 25 – Air France
Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft,
crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from
Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the
- July 30 – Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez is reelected with 59% of the
- July 31 – August 3 – The Republican National
Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nominates George
W. Bush for U.S. President
and Dick Cheney for Vice President.
- September 5 –
Tuvalu joins the
- September 5 – The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes
its maiden voyage.
- September 6 – In
Lynn Bartlett-Stewart is stillborn to
Scott Stewart and Lisa Bartlett. Breanna Lynn's stillbirth
is notable for being the first stillbirth to be resolved by means
of the Kleihauer-Betke
- September 6 – The last wholly
Swedish-owned arms manufacturer, Bofors,
is sold to American arms manufacturer United Defense.
- September 6–8 – World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at UN Headquarters.
- September 7–14 – The UK fuel
protests take place, with refineries blockaded, and supply to
the country's network of petrol stations halted.
- September 8 –
Albania officially joins the World Trade
- September 14 – Microsoft releases Windows
- September 15 –
October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in
- September 16 –
Ukrainian journalist Georgiy
Gongadze is last seen alive; this day is taken as the
commemoration date of his death.
- September 16 – Peru's president
Alberto Fujimori calls for new
elections in which he will not run.
- September 26 –
The Greek ferry Express
Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of
a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece's worst sea
- September 26 –
Anti-globalization protests in
15,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and
World Bank summits.
- September 28 –
Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon
visits the Temple
Mount, protected by a several-hundred-strong Israeli
police force. Palestinian riots erupt, leading to a
full-fledged armed uprising (called the Al-Aqsa Intifada by sympathizers and the
Oslo War by opponents).
- September 29 –
in Northern Ireland is closed.
- October 1 – The
2000 Summer Olympics close in
- October 5 –
Milošević leaves office after widespread demonstrations
- October 6 – The
last Mini is produced in Longbridge.
- October 11 – 250
million gallons of coal sludge spill in Martin
County, Kentucky (considered a greater environmental disaster than
the Exxon Valdez
- October 12 – In
Aden, Yemen, the
USS Cole is badly
damaged by two Al-Qaeda suicide bombers, who place a small boat laden
with explosives alongside the United States Navy destroyer, killing 17
crew members and wounding at least 39.
- October 21 –
Fifteen Arab leaders convene in Cairo, Egypt, for
their first summit in 4 years; the Libyan
delegation walks out, angry over signs the summit will stop short
of calling for breaking ties with Israel.
- October 22 – The Mainichi Shinbun newspaper exposes
Japanese archeologist Shinichi
Fujimura as a fraud; Japanese archaeologists had based their
treatises on his findings.
- October 23 – Madeleine Albright holds talks with North
Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
- October 26 –
Pakistani authorities announce that their police have found
an apparently ancient mummy of a Persian princess in the province of
Balochistan. Iran, Pakistan
and the Taliban all claim the mummy until
Pakistan announces it is a forgery on April
- October 30 – This is the final date
during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31,
Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The
ISS has been continuously crewed since.
- October 31 –
Airlines Flight 006 collides with construction equipment in the
Chiang Kai Shek International
Airport, resulting in 83 deaths.
- November – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq rejects
new U.N. Security Council weapons inspections
- November 2 – The first resident crew
enters the International
- November 3 –
Widespread flooding occurs throughout England and Wales after
days of heavy rain.
- November 7 – United States
presidential election, 2000: Republican candidate Texas
Governor George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President
Al Gore in the closest election in history,
but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of
disputed votes in Florida.
- November 7 – In
London, a criminal
gang raids the Millennium Dome
to steal The Millennium Star
diamond, but police surveillance catches them in the
- November 7 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to
the United States Senate,
becoming the first First
Lady of the United States to win public office.
- November 11 –
Kaprun disaster, Austria: A cable car fire in an Alpine tunnel kills 155
skiers and snowboarders.
- November 15 – A
new Indian state called Jharkhand is formed, carving out the South Chhota Nagpur area from Bihar in
- November 16 – Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S.
to visit Vietnam.
- November 17 – A
catastrophic landslide in Log pod
Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the
worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
- November 17 –
Alberto Fujimori is removed from
office as president of Peru.
- November 25 – The Rugby League World
Cup in England is ended, with Australia winning 40–12 over the New
- November 27 – Jean Chrétien is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada, as the
Liberal Party increases its majority in the House of Commons.
- November 28 –
Ukrainian politician Oleksander
Moroz touches off the Cassette
Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of
- December 1 – Vicente Fox takes office as President of Mexico.
- December 13 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state,
and the Presidency, to George
- December 13 – The
Texas 7 escape from their prison unit in
Texas, and start a crime spree.
- December 15 – The
third and final reactor at the Chernobyl
Nuclear Power Plant is shut down and the station is shut down
- December 24 – The
Texas 7 rob a sports store in Irving,
Texas; police officer Aubrey
Hawkins is shot dead.
- December 24 –
Christmas Eve 2000
Indonesia bombings: 18 people are killed in multiple Islamist bomb attacks on churches across Indonesia.
- December 25 – A
shopping center fire at Luoyang, Henan, China kills
- December 28 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery
Ward announces it is going out of business after 128
- December 30 –
Rizal Day bombings: A series of
bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines, within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and
injuring about 100.
- December 31 – The
Dome closes its doors one year to the day of its
- January 2 – Patrick O'Brian, English writer (b. 1914)
- January 7 – Makhmud Esambayev, Chechen dancer (b.
- January 9 – Marguerite Churchill, American actress
- January 15 – Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
- January 15 – Željko Ražnatović, Serbian
mobster and paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
- January 18 – Frances Drake, American actress (b.
- January 19 – Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
- January 19 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress (b. 1913)
- January 26 – Don
Budge, American tennis champion (b. 1915)
- January 26 – Don
Ralke, American music arranger (b. 1920)
- February 4 – Phil Tonken, American radio and television
announcer (b. 1919)
- February 5 – Claude Autant-Lara, French film director
- February 5 – Ward Cornell, Canadian radio/TV broadcaster
& educator (b. 1924)
- February 5 – Todd Karns, American actor (b. 1921)
- February 7 – Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
- February 7 – Big
Pun, American rapper (b. 1971)
- February 9 – Beau Jack, American boxer (b. 1921)
- February 10 – Jim Varney, American actor noted for his
character, Ernest P. Worrell. (b. 1949)
- February 11 – Roger Vadim, French film director (b. 1928)
- February 12 – Oliver, American singer (b. 1945)
- February 12 – Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins,
American musician (b. 1929)
- February 12 – Tom Landry, American football coach (b. 1924)
- February 12 – Charles M. Schulz, American comic strip artist
(Peanuts) (b. 1922)
- February 13 – Anders Aalborg, Canadian politician (b.
- February 16 – Lila Kedrova, Russian-born French actress (b.
- February 19 – Friedensreich Hundertwasser,
artist (b. 1928)
- February 23 – Sir Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b.
- February 23 – Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
- February 29 – Dennis Danell, American musician (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
- March 3 – Toni
Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
- March 5 – Lolo
Ferrari, French porn star, billed as "the woman with the
largest breasts in the world"
- March 7 – Charles Gray, English actor (b.
- March 9 – Ivo
Robic, Croatian singer (b. 1923)
- March 11 – Alfred Schwarzmann, German Olympic
gymnast (b. 1912)
- March 27 – Ian
Dury, English singer, songwriter (b. 1942)
- March 28 – Anthony Powell, British author (b. 1905)
- March 30 – Rudolf Kirchschlaeger, Austrian
politician (b. 1915)
- April 3 – Terence McKenna, Writer, Philosopher,
Ethnobotanist and Shaman (b. 1946)
- April 4 – Derek Allhusen, British equestrian (b.
- April 5 – Lee
Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
- April 6 – Habib Bourguiba, President of Tunisia (b. 1903)
- April 8 – Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
- April 10 – Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
- April 11 – Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and
dancer (b. 1945)
- April 14 – Phil
Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
- April 15 – Edward Gorey, American writer and illustrator
- April 16 – Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah,
King of Malaysia (b. 1920)
- April 25 – David Merrick, American stage producer (b.
- April 27 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer and
actress (b. 1954)
- April 29 – Phạm Văn Ðồng,
Prime Minister of Vietnam
- May 1 – Steve
Reeves, American actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)
- May 3 – John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
- May 7 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American
actor (b. 1909)
- May 10 – Craig Stevens, American actor (b.
- May 11 – René Muñoz, Cuban actor, screenwriter
of telenovelas and the cinema of Mexico (b. 1938)
- May 11 – Paula
Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
- May 13 – Tomomi
Tsuruta, Former Japanese professional wrestler, better known as
Jumbo Tsuruta (b. 1951)
- May 14 – Keizō Obuchi, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
- May 14 – Karl
Shapiro, American poet (b. 1913)
- May 17 – Donald
Coggan, Archbishop of
Canterbury (b. 1909)
- May 19 – Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
- May 20 – Edward
Bernds, American director (b. 1905)
- May 20 – Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b.
- May 21 – Dame Barbara Cartland, English novelist (b.
- May 21 – Sir John
Gielgud, English actor (b. 1904)
- May 21 – Mark
R. Hughes, American entrepreneur
and founder of Herbalife (b. 1956)
- May 25 – Francis Lederer, American actor (b. 1899)
- May 27 – Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b.
- May 27 – Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter
pilot, and Home Army's intelligence and counter-intelligence
officer (b. 1912)
- May 30 – Doris
Hare, English actress, well known for her role in the 1970s
comedy, On the Buses (b. 1905)
- May 31 – John
Coolidge, son of American President Calvin Coolidge (b. 1906)
- May 31 – Tito
Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923)
- June 10 – Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
- June 10 – Frank Patterson, Irish tenor (b. 1938)
- June 14 – Robert Trent Jones, English-born golf
course designer (b. 1906)
- June 16 – Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
- June 17 – Brian
Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
- June 17 – Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian
Chief Justice (b. 1931)
- June 18 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
- June 21 – Alan
Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
- June 23 – Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b.
- June 24 – David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
- June 29 – John Aspinall, British zoo owner
- June 29 – Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b.
- July 1 – Walter
Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
- July 2 – Joey
Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
- July 3 – Harold Nicholas, American dancer (b.
- July 7 – James
C. Quayle, American newspaper
publisher (b. 1921)
- July 7 – Kenny
Irwin, NASCAR driver (b. 1969)
- July 8 – FM-2030,
Transhumanist philosopher (b. 1930)
- July 10 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b.
- July 10 – Denis O'Conor Don, hereditary chief of the
O'Conor Don sept of Ireland (b. 1912)
- July 10 – Conrad
McRae, professional basketball player (b. 1971)
- July 11 – Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b.
- July 12 – Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and
recipient of the Victoria Cross
during World War II (b. 1908)
- July 14 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (b.
- July 27 – Gordon
Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
- July 28 – Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (b.
- July 29 – René Favaloro, Argentinian cardiologist
who created the technique for coronary bypass surgery (b. 1923)
- August 5 – Sir Alec Guinness, English actor and writer (b.
- August 5 – Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological
activist (b. 1920)
- August 6 – Sir Robin Day, British political broadcaster (b.
- August 9 – John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist,
Nobel Prize laureate (b.
- August 9 – Bob
Lido, American musician (b. 1914)
- August 12 – Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
- August 12 – Dave Edwards, American musician (b.
- August 13 – Nazia Hassan First South Asian Pop Singer.
- August 19 – Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo activist and leader (b. 1946)
- August 21 – Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician (b. 1930)
- August 25 – Carl
Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
- August 26 – Bunny Austin, English tennis player (b.
- September 2 – Elvera Sanchez, American dancer (b. 1905)
- September 2 – Curt Siodmak, American novelist and
screenwriter (b. 1902)
- September 6 – Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart,
notable American stillborn baby girl (b. 2000)
- September 14 – Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
- September 16 – Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b.
- September 19 – Ann Doran, American actress (b. 1911)
- September 19 – Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b
- September 20 – Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
- September 23 – Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b.
- September 25 – R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
- September 26 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b.
- September 26 – Carl Sigman, American songwriter (b. 1909)
- September 27 – Sammy Luftspring, Canadian boxer (b.
- September 28 – Peter Gennaro, American dancer and
choreographer (b. 1919)
- September 28 – Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (b.
- October 3 – Benjamin Orr, the Cars bassist and singer (b.
- October 4 – Michael Smith, English-born chemist,
Nobel Prize laureate (b.
- October 6 – Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b.
- October 8 – Sheila Holland (Sheila Coates, Charlotte
Lamb, Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Wolf, Laura Hardy), English writer
- October 9 – David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
- October 9 – Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish
recipient of the Victoria Cross (b.
- October 11 – Donald Dewar, Scottish politician (b. 1937)
- October 13 – Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
- October 13 – Tony Roper, NASCAR driver (b. 1964)
- October 15 – Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist,
recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine (b. 1912)
- October 18 – Julie London, American singer and actress (b.
- October 18 – Gwen Verdon, American actress (b. 1925)
- October 21 –
Reginald Kray, leading figure in
organised crime in London, UK (b.
- October 23 – Rodney Anoa'i, American wrestler known as
Yokozuna (b. 1966)
- October 27 – Walter Berry, Austrian
bass-baritone (b. 1929)
- October 29 – Andújar Cedeño, Dominican Major League Baseball player for the
Houston Astros (b. 1969)
- October 30 – Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, talk
show host, and author (b. 1921)
- October 31 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter,
one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1915)
- November 5 – David Brower, American environmental activist
- November 5 – Roger Peyrefitte, French writer and
diplomat (b. 1907)
- November 6 – L. Sprague
de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
- November 7 – C Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
- November 7 – Ingrid of Sweden, Queen consort of Frederick IX of Denmark (b. 1910)
- November 11 – Hugh Paddick, British actor (b. 1915)
- November 22 – Sir Cyril Astley Clarke, British physician,
geneticist and entomologist, former President of the Royal College
of Physicians (b. 1907)
- November 22 – Christian Marquand, French actor and
director (b. 1927)
- November 22 – Emil Zátopek, Czech Olympic athlete (b.
- November 28 – Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)
- December 2 – Gail Fisher, American actress (b. 1935)
- December 3 – Gwendolyn Brooks, African American writer
- December 6 – Werner Klemperer, German actor (b. 1920)
- December 10 – Paul Avery, American journalist (b. 1934)
- December 10 – Marie Windsor, American actress (b. 1919)
- December 12 – Gangodawila Soma Thero, Sri Lankan
Buddhist Monk (b. 1948)
- December 12 – George Montgomery, American actor (b.
- December 18 – Kirsty MacColl, British singer-songwriter (b.
- December 19 – Roebuck "Pops" Staples, patriarch of The Staple Singers (b. 1914)
- December 23 – Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
- December 23 – Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist
- December 23 – Noor Jehan, Pakistani actress and singer (b.
- December 24 – Nick Massi, bass singer and bass guitarist for
The Four Seasons.(b.
- December 26 – Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
- December 30 – Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b.
- December 31 – Rabbi Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, Israeli settler
leader (b. 1966)
The Nobel Peace Prize medal.
- International Year for the Culture of Peace
- Isaak Newton Maths posters in the London
- BBC News | SCOTLAND | Solway Harvester: A tale of
tragedy. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
- CNN.com – World – War crimes tribunal hands Croat
general lengthy sentence – March 3, 2000. Retrieved 19 November
- Fifth Anniversary: Nasdaq's record all-time closing
high 5,048.62. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
- India:1 billion population marks milestone
- Baby girl gives India 1 billion
Population Prospects. Retrieved 19 November 2007.