On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 2000

Historical Events

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray

  • The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Richardson, an American jazz saxophonist, flute, clarinet, and piccolo player (Quincy Jones; Charles Mingus; Earl Hines), dies of heart failure at 79
2000 Highlights

About June 23, 2000

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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