• Official launch of the Euro – UK opts out
  • Columbine High School massacre
  • Activists stage anti-globalisation protests against the World Trade Organisation in Seattle
  • McPherson Report into death of Stephen Lawrence labels London police ‘institutionally racist’
  • Y2K bug or ‘Millennium Bug’ threatens computer meltdown
  • Opening of the Millennium Dome
  • First Liverpool Biennial of contemporary
  • Mamma Mia! Opens in London’s West End