What Happened on October 31, 2000

Historical Events

  • A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members
  • The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine shut down

Famous Birthdays

Willow SmithWillow Smith (22 years old)

American actress, singer (Whip My Hair) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Watanabe Kazuki Japanese progressive rock guitarist and songwriter (Raphael), dies of an accidental sedative overdose at 19
2000 Highlights

About October 31, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) - Christina Aguilera
  • UK #1 Song: Holler/Let Love Lead The Way - Spice Girls