October 2000 in history

October 2000 events chronologically

Oct 5 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution
Oct 6 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns
Oct 6 Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns
Oct 11 NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery
Oct 12 The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
Oct 17 Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack
Oct 26 Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï

Born in October 2000

Oct 16 David Rawle an Irish actor from Carrigallen, County Leitrim. He is best known for starring on Irish sitcom Moone Boy, co-written by and co-starring Chris O'Dowd. In 2012 he was nominated at the British Comedy Awards for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Oct 31 Willow Smith an American singer, actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the younger sister of Willard Carroll "Trey" Smith III and Jaden Smith. Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl alongside Abigail Breslin. She received a Young Artist Award for her performance

Top 7 most famous people died in October 2000

Oct 4 Michael Smith (chemist) a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He was the winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in developing site-directed mutagenesis. Following graduation with a PhD in 1956 from the University of Manchester, he undertook post-doctoral studies with Har Gobind Khorana at the British Columbia Research Council in Vancouver, Canada. Subsequently, Smith worked at the Fisheries Research Board of Canada Laboratory in Vancouver before being appointed a professor of biochemistry in the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 1966
Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox and The Straight Story , for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor
Oct 11 Donald Dewar a Scottish politician, strident advocate of Scottish devolution, and the inaugural holder of the post of First Minister of Scotland.
Oct 15 Konrad Emil Bloch a German American biochemist. Bloch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1964 for discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Oct 18 Julie London an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955
Oct 23 Yokozuna (wrestler) an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation where he wrestled under the ring name Yokozuna. The term yokozuna refers to the highest rank in professional sumo wrestling in Japan. Although the "Yokozuna" character was portrayed as a champion sumo wrestler, Anoaʻi never competed as an actual sumotori. Though Yokozuna wrestled as a representative of Japan, in real life Anoaʻi was Samoan American and was accordingly billed as hailing from Polynesia. However, he was managed by the Japanese character Fuji , who would follow Anoaʻi to the ring with a wooden bucket of salt, and waving a Japanese flag
Oct 30 Steve Allen an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. Thereafter, he hosted numerous game and variety shows, including The Steve Allen Show, I've Got a Secret, and The New Steve Allen Show, and was a regular panel member on CBS' What's My Line?