The 17th of May, 2000, fell on a Wednesday. Day 138 of 2000. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 2000:
The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 2000:
United States: Maria Maria - Santana
United Kingdom: Oops I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Gladiator" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of May, 2000.
Big Mouth Billy Bass
A singing prop fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass becomes a huge hit. The fish sings and moves to songs such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
2000 in movies.
Movies released in 2000 included Mission: Impossible 2, Gladiator, Cast Away, What Women Want, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Meet the Parents, The Perfect Storm, X-Men, What Lies Beneath, Snatch, Almost Famous, Memento, Traffic, Final Destination and Scary Movie.
Time Person of the Year 2000
US President George W. Bush is named as the Time Person of the Year in 2000.
2000 in music.
Popular music artists in 2000 included Christina Aguilera, Eiffel 65, Céline Dion, Montell Jordan, Santana, Faith Hill, Sisqó, Destiny's Child, N Sync, Linkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Matchbox Twenty, Mya, 3 Doors Down, Backstreet Boys and Eminem.
The dot-com bubble bursts.
During this period, a speculative bubble in technology was beginning to burst. Online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan are forced to shut down. During one week in April of 2000, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
The 2000 Eurovision song contest is held in Stockholm, Sweden. Denmark win the contest with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love" by the Olsen Brothers.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Freaks and Geeks - Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.
The West Wing - Political drama.
Futurama - Animated series.
The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.
Becker - TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
Grand Theft Auto 2 - Second game in the GTA series. The last GTA game to show a top-down view of the player.
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings - Strategy game.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Third game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Skateboarding game.
Counter-Strike - FPS game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 2000.
7,127 days have passed since this date.
615,776,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 718,405,800 times.
Since the 17th of May, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 317,740,622,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,629,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,956,770 steps. That's about 23,536 miles!
Since this date, 7,389,317 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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