2000 (MM) in the Gregorian calendar was a leap year that began on a Saturday.
Avignon, Bergen, Bologna, Brussels, Helsinki, Kraków, Reykjavík, Prague and Santiago de Compostela were elected European Capitals of Culture for 2000.
January 4 - The Åsta accident, two oncoming trains collided on the Røros line, 19 people died.
January 10 - America Online (AOL) acquires Time Warner for $ 162 billion, the largest acquisition of a company in history.
January 19 - Five people died when a bus was taken by an avalanche in Lyngen.
February 3 - The mountain Hattavarre, Troms (1408 masl) had one of the largest avalanches in Norwegian history.
February 29 - The first time a century was a leap year in the Nordic countries after the Gregorian calendar was introduced.
March 10 - Kjell Magne Bondevik's first government resigned after asking cabinet questions in the "gas power case" and getting the majority against him in the Storting. The application was approved on March 17 and Jens Stoltenberg's first government was appointed.
March 11 - The community center at Rustahøgda in Målselv collapsed due to large amounts of snow. Three perished.
March 18 - Chen Shui-bian is elected President of the People's Republic of China.
March 26 - Vladimir Putin is elected president of Russia.
March 28 - The mosque in Greenland received permission from the Old Oslo district to pray every Friday.
April 5 - Lillestrøm accident: Two freight trains collided at Lillestrøm station. About. 2000 people were evacuated due to the danger of gas explosion.
May 19 - Lena Sløgedal Paulsen (b. May 14, 1990 - 10 years) and Stine Sofie Sørstrønen (b. May 10, 1992 - 8 years) were raped and killed in Baneheia in Kristiansand. See the Baneheia case.
June 14 - Bill introduced for the possibility of transferring taxes to peace-building work (Peace Tax).
May 24 - Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
June 23 -
Norway: The Frøya tunnel, an underwater tunnel between the islands of Hitra and Frøya, was opened.
Entra real estate as was established.
July 25 - Air France Concorde crashes in Paris. 113 perished.
August 13 - The Russian nuclear submarine "K-141 Kursk" sinks in the Barents Sea after an explosion on board. All 118 on board perished. Only four days later was Norway notified of the accident.
September 13 - The two main suspects in the Baneheia case are arrested and arrested. (Conviction in 2002.)
September 28 - Second intifada begins.
October 12 - Al Qaeda terrorists attack the USS Cole at the port of Aden, killing at least six soldiers, missing eleven and wounding at least 36.
November 1 - Scandinavian Satellite Radio is launched.
November 7 - US presidential election. Only one month later was George W. Bush declared the winner.
November 11 - The Kaprun accident, 155 people died when a cable car, which ran between the Austrian village of Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn mountain peak, caught fire inside a tunnel.
November 27 - The Lærdal tunnel, the world's longest road tunnel, was opened by King Harald V.
December 1 - King Harald V informs the government about the engagement between Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby.
December 15 - The last operational reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is shut down.
December 30 - The unmanned spacecraft Cassini-Huygens passes Jupiter on its way to Saturn.
January 8 - Noah Cyrus, American singer and actor
January 10 - Erik Botheim, Norwegian football player
March 25 - Jadon Sancho, English footballer
April 2 - Birk Ruud, Norwegian freestyle rider
April 19 - Lucas Braathen, Norwegian alpinist
April 21 - Atle Lie McGrath, Norwegian alpinist
April 26 - Timi Zajc, Slovenian ski jumper
May 28 - Phil Foden, English footballer
June 18 - Thomas Aasen Markeng, Norwegian ski jumper
July 3 - Mikkel Damsgaard, Danish football player