December 2000 in history

December 2000 events chronologically

Dec 12 The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
Dec 13 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
Dec 15 The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down
Dec 19 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
Dec 24 The Texas Seven hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery
Dec 25 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
Dec 28 U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years

Born in December 2000

Dec 24 Ethan Bortnick an American pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, actor and musician.
Dec 26 Samuel Sevian an American chess prodigy. He was born in Corning, New York. He currently holds the record for the youngest ever United States Grandmaster-elect at the age of 13 years, 10 months, and 27 days. He also holds the record for the youngest ever United States International Master at 12 years and 10 months, besting Ray Robson's previous record by three months. He accomplished it by completing all the norm performances and reaching a FIDE rating of 2401 during the course of tournament play in Budapest, Hungary in November 2013. Sevian accomplished it while being the reigning World Champion in his age group U12. Sevian became an IM-elect by completing all three International Master norms before he turned 12

Top 7 most famous people died in December 2000

Dec 3 Gwendolyn Brooks an African-American poet. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985
Dec 12 Libertad Lamarque an Argentinean actress and singer. Originally from Argentina, she reached fame throughout Latin America while living in Mexico and working in Mexican cinema
Dec 18 Kirsty MacColl an English singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded several pop hits between the early 1980s and the 1990s. In addition, she sang on hit recordings produced by her then-husband Steve Lillywhite, notably on tracks by The Smiths and "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues. Kirsty was killed by a power boat while swimming with her children at Cozumel, Mexico. Kirsty was the daughter of songwriter Ewan MacColl
Dec 19 John Lindsay an American politician, lawyer and broadcaster who was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. president and regular guest host of Good Morning America.
Dec 23 Victor Borge a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nickname "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane"
Dec 25 Willard Van Orman Quine an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until his death 70 years later, Quine was continually affiliated with Harvard University in one way or another, first as a student, then as a professor of philosophy and a teacher of logic and set theory, and finally as a professor emeritus who published or revised several books in retirement. He filled the Edgar Pierce Chair of Philosophy at Harvard from 1956 to 1978. A recent poll conducted among analytic philosophers named Quine as the fifth most important philosopher of the past two centuries. He won the first Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy in 1993 for "his systematical and penetrating discussions of how learning of language and communication are based on socially available evidence and of the consequences of this for theories on knowledge and linguistic meaning." In 1996 he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for his "outstanding contributions to the progress of philosophy in the 20th century by proposing numerous theories based on keen insights in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of language."
Dec 26 Jason Robards an American actor on stage, and in film and television. He was a winner of the Tony Award, two Academy Awards and the Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II