What Happened on June 12, 2000

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"X-Men" 1st film based on comic book series, starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen premieres on Ellis Island in New York Harbor

  • Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Famous Deaths

  • P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, dies at 80

About June 12, 2000

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Try Again - Aaliyah
  • UK #1 Song: It Feels So Good - Sonique