Leap Year: 2000 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 8th of December, 2000 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
Age: Anyone born on the 8th of December, 2000, will be 18 years of age.
American Format: 12-08-2000 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2000-12-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20001208" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 976233600.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:
Immaculate Conception (Spain)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of December, 2000:
United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
United Kingdom: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Grinch" 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 8th of December, 2000.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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.
Throughout this period of time, the Nokia 3310 would have been one of the most popular cell phones on the market. The phone included a game called "Snake" and it allowed people to customize its cover.
US Presidential Election Controversy
The 2000 US Presidential Election proved to be highly controversial. On election night, media outlets began to report that Al Gore had won the election. Later on, it became apparent that the state of Florida had not decided yet. Over the next few weeks, the election become a bit of a train wreck, with multiple recounts being called. Eventually, on the 12th of December, the Supreme Court ruled that recounts should be halted. This ruling resulted in a victory for George W. Bush. The affair led to widespread debates about ballot-counting standards and criticisms of the system in general.
Weather information for the 8th of December, 2000:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 18.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 8th of December, 2000.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 8th of December, 2000. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 8th of December, 2000. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of December, 2000.
6,736 days have passed since this date.
581,986,800 seconds have passed since the 8th of December, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 678,984,600 times.
Since the 8th of December, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 300,305,188,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 96,997,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,050,865 steps. That's about 22,245 miles!
Since this date, 6,983,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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