August 2000 in history

August 2000 events chronologically

Aug 8 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence
Aug 12 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise
Aug 23 Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143
Aug 27 The 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, four people are killed

Born in August 2000

Aug 3 Landry Bender an American child actress who is best known for her role as "Cleo Bernstein" in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein. She also portrayed "Blithe Pedulla" in the 2011 comedy film The Sitter
Aug 5 Maya Bond a former Japanese-born American indie and avant-garde music singer-songwriter and drummer from Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of musician and composer T.W. Bond
Aug 13 Piper Reese an MPAA-accredited American kid's entertainment reporter, Internet celebrity and actress who hosts her own podcasts, Piper's Picks TV and Piper's Quick Picks. Reese is the older of two children. As an actress, Piper is best known for playing Nancy Patanski on the Nickelodeon drama series Deadtime Stories. Reese has been working on her web show since 2007
Aug 20 Fátima Ptacek an American child actress and model. She is best known as the current voice of Dora in Nickelodeon animated television series Dora the Explorer , and a lead in the Academy Award winning 2012 short film Curfew
Aug 25 Vincenzo Cantiello an Italian singer who represented Italy at the 12th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta with his song "Tu primo grande amore" and won.

Top 7 most famous people died in August 2000

Aug 5 Alec Guinness an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations , Fagin in Oliver Twist , Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai , Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia , Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago , and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India. He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Aug 9 John Harsanyi a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner.
Aug 12 Loretta Young an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. Young moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe in Christmas Eve in 1989. Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career
Aug 22 Abulfaz Elchibey an Azerbaijani political figure and a former Soviet dissident. His real name was Abulfaz Qadirqulu oglu Aliyev , but he assumed the nickname of "Elçibəy" upon his leadership of the Azerbaijani Popular Front in 1990. Elchibey was the second president of Azerbaijan, serving from 16 June 1992 until his overthrow in a coup d'état in June 1993
Aug 24 Andy Hug a Swiss karateka and kickboxer who competed in the heavyweight division. Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time, along with Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Ernesto Hoost and Semmy Schilt, Hug was renowned for his ability to execute numerous kicking techniques rarely seen in high level competition and although he was usually smaller than his opponents, standing at 1.80 m and weighing around 98.0 kg in his prime, he made up for his lack of size with his tremendous athleticism and speed. A southpaw, his trademark kicks included the axe kick and the "Hug Tornado", a low spinning heel kick targeting his opponents' thighs
Aug 25 Carl Barks an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame
Aug 25 Jack Nitzsche an arranger, producer, songwriter, and film score composer. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector, and went on to work with the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. He also worked extensively in film scores, winning a song of the year Oscar in 1983 for co-writing "Up Where We Belong"