This page is about the year 2000 AD. For information about the UK comic of that name, see 2000 A.D

Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s

Years: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 - 2000 - 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

This year is a leap year starting on Saturday. Link shows calendar.
International Year for a Culture of Peace -- Occasionally the 2000s are abbreviated 00s.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Year in topic
3 Historical Relic and Ancient Remain
4 Births
5 Deaths
6 Computing
7 Nobel Prizes


Year in topic

Historical Relic and Ancient Remain




  • The New Year, people, companies, countries and much of the world was fearing the worst, planes falling out of the sky, electricity grids and essential services collapsing. What people feared was not the apocalypse but the Y2K bug - a computer problem that many feared would result in many computers not recognising the new year. The more important problem for computer-related companies this year, however, was the dotcom collapse that started in February and lasted well into 2001.

Nobel Prizes