Tag: 2000

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – Flashback (2000)

Flashback is the second box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released November 21, 2000 in the US and the following month in the UK.

In 2000, Jeff Lynne found a new impetus to work on the music of his old band and returned to the recording studio to work on an ELO project for the first time in some 15 years just prior to the comeback album Zoom in 2001. This work resulted in a digitally remastered compilation released in late 2000. Unlike its predecessors, this project, Flashback, was personally approved and endorsed by Lynne. The set includes songs featured from all 11 studio albums up to that point, including an edit of “Great Balls of Fire” from their live album The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach, plus some new recordings amongst the band’s extensive back catalog, most notably a reworking of Lynne’s only UK number one hit “Xanadu”. The album includes liner notes by David Wild with quotes on each song from Lynne and a booklet inside.

1. “10538 Overture” 5:32
2. “Showdown” 4:12
3. “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle” 3:55
4. “Mr. Radio” 5:04
5. “Roll Over Beethoven” 7:48
6. “Mama” (New edit) 4:06
7. “One Summer Dream” 5:21
8. “Illusions in G Major” 2:41
9. “Strange Magic” 4:29
10. “Eldorado Overture” 2:12
11. “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” 4:24
12. “Eldorado” 5:18
13. “Eldorado Finale” 1:29
14. “Do Ya” (Unedited alternative mix) 4:09
15. “Mister Kingdom” 5:08
16. “Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 2:58

1. “Tightrope” 5:23
2. “Evil Woman” 4:19
3. “Livin’ Thing” 3:33
4. “Mr. Blue Sky” 5:07
5. “Mission (A World Record)” (Alternative mix) 4:31
6. “Turn to Stone” 3:48
7. “Telephone Line” 4:45
8. “Rockaria!” 3:15
9. “Starlight” 4:45
10. “It’s Over” 3:55
11. “The Whale” 5:07
12. “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” 3:49
13. “Big Wheels” 5:32
14. “Shangri-La” 5:36
15. “Nightrider” 4:24
16. “Tears in Your Life” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 3:05

1. “Don’t Bring Me Down” 4:04
2. “The Diary of Horace Wimp” 4:17
3. “Twilight” 3:43
4. “Secret Messages” 4:38
5. “Take Me On and On” 4:58
6. “Shine a Little Love” 4:11
7. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” 3:15
8. “Last Train to London” 4:31
9. “Confusion” 3:40
10. “Getting to the Point” 4:51
11. “Hold on Tight” 3:07
12. “So Serious” 2:43
13. “Calling America” 3:26
14. “Four Little Diamonds” 4:06
15. “Great Balls of Fire” (Live) 3:06
16. “Xanadu” (New version) Previously unreleased; 3:21
17. “Indian Queen” (Demo) Previously unreleased (recorded 1973) 0:57
18. “Love Changes All” Previously unreleased (recorded 1980) 3:28
19. “After All” originally B-side to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” single, 1983 2:24
20. “Helpless” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 3:19
21. “Who’s That?” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 1:26

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Ronnie Milsap – 40 #1 Hits (2000)

40 #1 Hits is a greatest hits collection by American country music artist Ronnie Milsap, released June 6, 2000 by Virgin Records. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Since its release, the album has been certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies.

“Pure Love” – 2:22
“Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” – 2:44
“(I’d Be) A Legend in My Time” – 2:58
“Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry” – 3:08
“Daydreams About Night Things” – 2:23
“Just in Case” – 2:59
“What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down” – 2:53
“(I’m A) Stand by My Woman Man” – 2:59
“Let My Love Be Your Pillow” – 3:06
“It Was Almost Like a Song” – 3:38
“What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” – 3:58
“Only One Love in My Life” – 3:29
“Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World” – 3:26
“Back on My Mind Again” – 3:16
“Nobody Likes Sad Songs” – 4:03
“Why Don’t You Spend the Night” – 4:10
“My Heart” – 2:42
“Cowboys and Clowns” – 3:08
“Smoky Mountain Rain” – 3:45
“Am I Losing You” – 3:37
“(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” – 3:16
“I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World” – 3:34
“Any Day Now” – 3:43
“He Got You” – 3:33
“Inside” – 4:02
“Stranger in My House” – 4:13
“Don’t You Know How Much I Love You” – 3:20
“Show Her” – 4:00
“Still Losing You” – 5:19
“She Keeps the Home Fires Burning” – 4:01
“Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)” – 4:17
“Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” – 3:41
“In Love” – 4:34
“How Do I Turn You On” – 4:45
“Snap Your Fingers” – 3:05
“Make No Mistake, She’s Mine” – 3:58
“Where Do the Nights Go” – 4:33
“Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)” – 3:06
“A Woman in Love” – 3:16
“Stranger Things Have Happened” – 3:11
“Since I Don’t Have You” – 4:15
“Livin’ on Love” – 3:43
“Time, Love and Money” – 3:25

Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000

Here are the artist passing away in 2000

January 2 – Nat Adderley (68), jazz cornet and trumpet player
January 16 – Gene Harris (67), jazz pianist
January 19 – Irra Petina (91), operatic contralto
January 19 – Josh Clayton-Felt (32), singer-songwriter (choriocarcinoma)
January 22 – Carlo Cossutta (67), operatic tenor

February 3 – Alla Rakha (80), tabla player
February 4 – Doris Coley (58), vocalist (the Shirelles)
February 7 – Big Punisher (28), rapper (heart attack)
February 7 – Dave Peverett (56) (Foghat)
February 11 – Lord Kitchener (77), calypsonian
February 12 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (70), U.S. vocal artist
February 12 – Andy Lewis (33), Australian bass player (The Whitlams) (b. 1967)
February 12 – Oliver (54), U.S. singer (b. 1945)
February 19 – Marin Goleminov (91), violinist and composer
February 23 – Ofra Haza (42), singer
February 29 – Dennis Danell (38), guitarist (Social Distortion) (brain aneurysm)

March 4 – Walter Dana (97), polka-music promoter
March 5 – Alexander Young (79), operatic tenor
March 7 – Pee Wee King (86), country musician and songwriter (heart attack)
March 20 – Gene “Eugene” Andrusco (38), actor and singer (brain aneurysm)
March 27 – Ian Dury (57), English rock musician (liver cancer)

April 25 – Niels Viggo Bentzon (80), Danish composer
April 27 – Vicki Sue Robinson (45), US disco singer (cancer)

May 2 – Sundar Popo (56), Indo-Trinidadian chutney musician (heart and kidney ailment relating to diabetes)
May 13 – Cesare Valletti (77), operatic tenor
May 20 – Jean-Pierre Rampal (78), flautist
May 31 – Johnnie Taylor (66), singer

June 1 – Tito Puente (77), Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa musician
June 7 – James Moore (44), gospel singer
June 14 – Paul Griffin (62), pianist
July 5 – Lord Woodbine (Harold Adolphus Philips) (71), calypsonian
July 6 – Ľudovít Rajter (93), Slovak composer and conductor
July 6 – Władysław “Władek” Szpilman (88), Jewish-Polish pianist who survived the Holocaust
July 11 – Jaroslav Filip (51), Slovak musician, actor
July 15 – Paul Young (53), English singer and percussionist of Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics (heart attack)
July 24 – Oscar Shumsky (83), violinist
July 28 – Jerome Smith (KC and the Sunshine Band)

August 10 – Suzanne Danco (89), operatic soprano
August 13 – Nazia Hassan (34), iconic Pakistani singer (lung cancer)
August 25 – Jack Nitzsche (63), arranger, producer, songwriter and composer
August 25 – Allen Woody (44), bass guitarist

September 12 – Stanley Turrentine (66), jazz saxophonist
September 21 – Bengt Hambraeus (72), composer for organ
September 25 – Tommy Reilly (81), harmonica virtuoso
September 26 – Carl Sigman (91), songwriter

October 1 – Robert Allen (73), American pianist and composer (b. 1928)
October 1 – Cub Koda (51), singer, guitarist and songwriter (Brownsville Station)
October 3 – Benjamin Orr (53), bassist, vocalist of The Cars
October 17 – Joachim Nielsen (36), Norwegian rock singer in Jokke & Valentinerne
October 18 – Julie London (74), US singer and actress
October 21 – Frankie Crocker, radio DJ
October 27 – Winston Grennan (56), Jamaican drummer
October 28 – Carlos Guastavino (78), composer
October 30 – Steve Allen (78), comedian, composer, talk show host, author

November 8 – Brian Boydell (83), Irish composer
November 8 – Dick Morrissey (60), UK tenor saxophonist (cancer)
November 12 – Stanley Turrentine (64), US tenor saxophonist (stroke)
November 16 – DJ Screw (29), hip-hop DJ (codeine overdose)
November 16 – Joe C. (26), rapper
November 30 – Scott Smith (45), bassist (Loverboy) (lost at sea)

December 17 – Harold Rhodes (89), inventor of Rhodes piano
December 18 – Kirsty McColl (41), English singer songwriter (speedboat accident)
December 19 – Rob Buck (42), guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (liver disease)
December 19 – Milt Hinton (90), jazz double bassist
December 19 – Pops Staples (85), gospel and R & B musician
December 24 – Nick Massi (65), bass singer in The Four Seasons

Wednesday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 3)

October 1 – Midnight Oil perform their single Beds are Burning at the closing of the 2000 Summer Olympics dressed in outfits clearly displaying the word “Sorry” in reference to Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s refusal to apologise to the Stolen Generation.
October 2 – Radiohead Release their fourth studio album, “Kid A”.
October 5
The Beatles release a hardcover book version of The Beatles Anthology, containing newly published photos and interviews with band members. The book went straight to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List.
EMI and Warner Music Group withdraw their application to the European Commission for a proposed $20 billion merger due to regulators’ concerns. The merger would have concentrated 80% of the European music business into the hands of just four major labels.
October 18 – Zack de la Rocha leaves Rage Against the Machine saying that the band’s decision making process has completely failed.
October 31 – Napster and BMG Music announce a partnership that would change the website into a subscription-based service offering legal downloads.
November 5 – The fourth Terrastock festival is held in Seattle.
November 18 – A new musical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck by Robert Wilson and Tom Waits opens in Copenhagen.
December 2
Tripp Eisen formerly of Dope replaces Koichi Fukuda in Static-X.
The Smashing Pumpkins played what was to be their final concert at the Metro Club in Chicago. The band would reunite in 2005.
December 22
Madonna marries film director Guy Ritchie, at Skibo Castle in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland with Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, Sting, George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Rupert Everett and others in attendance.
The Joel and Ethan Coen film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is released, with a T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack that revives the popularity of traditional American folk music and bluegrass.
December 31 – Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes marries actress Kate Hudson.

Wednesday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 2)

June 4 – The 7.9 Mw  Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), killing 103 people and injuring 2,174–2,585.
June 5 – 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
June 10 – July 2 – Belgium and the Netherlands jointly host the UEFA Euro 2000 football tournament, which is won by France.
June 17 – A centennial earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
June 26 – A preliminary draft of genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished. It is announced at the White House by President Clinton.
June 28 – Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending a protracted custody battle.
June 30 – At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, nine die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
July 1 – The Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden is officially opened for traffic.
July 2 – France defeats Italy 2–1 after extra time in the final of the European Championship, becoming the first team to win the World Cup and European Championship consecutively.
July 7 – The draft assembly of Human Genome Project announced at the White House by President Bill Clinton, Francis Collins, and Craig Venter.
July 10 – In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
August 3 – Rioting erupts on the Paulsgrove estate in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, after more than 100 people besiege a block of flats allegedly housing a convicted paedophile. This is the latest vigilante violence against suspected sex offenders since the beginning of the “naming and shaming” anti-paedophile campaign by the tabloid newspaper News of the World.
August 7 – DeviantART is launched.
August 8 – The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
August 12 – The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea during one of the largest Russian naval exercises since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
August 14
Tsar Nicholas II and his family are canonized by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Dora the Explorer, one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows, debuts.
August 23 – John Anthony Kaiser, a Roman Catholic priest, is murdered in Morendat, Kenya.
August 24 – The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
September 6 – The last wholly Swedish-owned arms manufacturer, Bofors, is sold to American arms manufacturer United Defense.
September 6–8 – World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at U.N. Headquarters.
September 7–14 – Fuel protests take place in the United Kingdom, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country’s network of petrol stations halted.
September 10 – Operation Barras: A British military operation to free five soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment that were held captive for over two weeks during the Sierra Leone Civil War, all of which were rescued.
September 13 – Steve Jobs introduces the public beta of Mac OS X for US$29.95.
September 15 – October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics, held in Sydney, Australia, is the last Olympic Games of the 20th century.
September 16 – Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive; this day is taken as the commemoration date of his death.
September 26 – The Greek ferry Express Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece’s worst sea disasters.

Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 3)

January 2 – Massacre of twenty Copts by Muslim villagers in Kosheh, Egypt.
January 6 – The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
January 14
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98 (at the peak of the Dot-com bubble).
A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of more than 100 Bosnian Muslims.
January 18 – The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Ivory Coast into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
January 31
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88.
Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1995 and 1998 at Hyde, Greater Manchester, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
February 4 – German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion, in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
February 9 – Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
February 13 – The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
February 21 – UNESCO holds the inaugural celebration of International Mother Language Day.
February 29 – A rare century leap year date occurs. Usually, century years are common years due to not being exactly divisible by 400. 2000 is the first such year to have a February 29 since the year 1600, making it only the second such occasion since the Lilian rule was introduced in the late 16th century. The next such leap year will occur in 2400.
March 4 – The Playstation 2 was released
March 8 – Tokyo train disaster: A sideswipe collision of two Tokyo Metro trains kills five people.
March 10 – The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048. Two weeks later, the NASDAQ-100, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000 reach their peaks prior to the Dot-com bubble, ending a bull market run that lasted over 17 years.
March 12
Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by members of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the ages.
A Zenit-3SL launch fails due to a software bug.
March 13 – The United States dollar becomes the official currency of Ecuador, replacing the Ecuadorian sucre.
April 3 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, D.C., ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
April 30 – Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
May 1 – A new class of composite material is fabricated, which has a combination of physical properties never before seen in a natural or man-made material.
May 3 – In San Antonio, Texas, computer pioneer Datapoint files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
May 4 – The 7.6 Mw Central Sulawesi earthquake affects Banggai, Indonesia, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), leaving 46 dead and 264 injured.
May 5
After originating in the Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
A rare conjunction of seven celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, planets Mercury–Saturn) occurs during the new moon.
May 11 – The billionth living person in India is born.
May 13
A fireworks factory disaster in Enschede, Netherlands, kills 23.
Millennium Force opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
May 24 – Real Madrid C.F. defeats Valencia CF 3–0 in the UEFA Champions League Final at Stade de France to win their second title between 1998 and 2002, and their eighth overall.

Wednesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 2)

January 1
In New York City, United States, at precisely midnight, Prince celebrates the new millennium by playing his anthemic “1999”, in what he vows is the song’s finale.
British composer John Tavener is knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.
January 11
Gary Glitter is released from jail, two months before his sentence for sexual offences ends.
Sharon Osbourne quits as manager of Smashing Pumpkins after only three months. In a brash press release she announces she had to resign “for medical reasons: Billy Corgan was making me sick.”
Singer Whitney Houston is caught with 15.2 grams of marijuana in her bag at a Hawaii airport. She boards her flight to San Francisco before police can arrive to arrest her.
January 14 – Rolling Stone reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, were fathered by David Crosby.
January 18 – Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for the 1991 kidnap and murder of the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present at the execution.
February
February 9 – The Million Dollar Hotel, a film co-written by U2 lead singer Bono, premieres at the 50th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).
February 11 – Diana Ross divorces Arne Næss, Jr. her husband of 14 years.
February 16 – The Silver Tassie, an opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage, receives its première at the London Coliseum, performed by the English National Opera.
February 23 – At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Santana wins a record 8 Grammys in one night tying Michael Jackson who won 8 in 1984. Christina Aguilera won Best New Artist.
February 24 – Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilia wins a lawsuit filed against the Spice Girls over a sponsorship deal that fell apart when Geri Halliwell left the group.
March
March 6 – Foxy Brown is injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York, in which her car hit a fence. Police discover that Brown was driving with a suspended driver license and order her to appear in court in April. Brown’s license was suspended for failing to appear in court for a parking violation.
March 11 – 311 holds their first 3–11 Day concert at Tower Records in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
March 13 – Blink-182 end their European tour early after guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb to strep throat.
March 21 – NSYNC rises to superstardom after the fast-paced sales of their second studio album No Strings Attached
March 24 – After violating a prior probation agreement by getting drunk, Ol’ Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Chino, California.
April
April 1 – Ted Nugent angers Hispanic groups in Texas after onstage remarks he makes during a concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in which he says that those who did not speak English should get out of America. He is banned from the venue as a result.[3]
April 4 – Mick Jagger attends the opening of an arts center named after him at Dartford Grammar School in southeast England.
April 6 – Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, Sweet Honey, Elton John, Cassandra Wilson, Wynonna Judd, k.d. lang, Bryan Adams, and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform in New York as part of a tribute to Joni Mitchell.
April 12 – Metallica files a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer service Napster, as well as Yale University, University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Yale and Indiana are later dropped from the suit when they block access to Napster on campus computers.

Thursday 6pm: Top 50 Country Hits of 2000 with Ron Kovacs

We venture in a new decade with the Top 50 Country Hits of 2000.  Join Ron Kovacs Live at 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Thursday 6pm: Sounds of the 2000’s Hour

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Thursday 6pm: Sounds of the 2000’s

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Feature Year: 2000 6pm ET

The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K concerns: fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. However, by the end of 1999, many companies had already converted to new, or upgraded their existing software. Some even obtained Y2K certification. As a result of massive effort, much of it mis-directed, relatively few problems occurred.
January 6 – The last natural Pyrenean Ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
February 7 – Big Pun, American rapper (b. 1971) Died
February 12 – Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945) Died
February 12 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American rock singer and performer (b. 1929) Died
March 4 – The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan, and in North America several months later. It becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
March 27 – Ian Dury, English singer, songwriter (b. 1942) Died
April 25 – David Merrick, American stage producer (b. 1911) Died
May 31 – Tito Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923) Died
June 21 – Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911) Died
August 12 – Dave Edwards, American musician (b. 1941) Died
August 14 – Dora the Explorer, one of Nickelodeon’s hottest shows, debuts.
October 3 – Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and singer for the band The Cars (b. 1947) Died
October 18 – Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926) Died
October 31 – Willow Smith, American actress and singer
December 13 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to George W. Bush.
December 19 – Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of The Staple Singers (b. 1914) Died
DEcember 23 – Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)