January 1st, 2000, fell on a Saturday. It was day 1 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
21 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 2000.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 1st, 2000:
The new millennium begins.
January 1st, 2000 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:
Futurama: Fry falls into a cyrogenic chamber, which freezes him until the year 3000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2000:
United States: Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
United Kingdom: I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun - Westlife
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Stuart Little" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 1st, 2000 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 2000 and a brand new decade. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before. In America, the song Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Stuart Little is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market.
Pokemon has become one of the most popular franchises in the world, as trading cards, toys and handheld games gross over one billion dollars. In celebrity news, Catherine Zeta-Jones and actor Michael Douglas have recently become engaged. It's the year 2000, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Savage Garden, Destiny's Child, Santana, Sisqó, Creed, Aaliyah and Enrique Iglesias.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Ally McBeal", "Dawson's Creek" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy VIII", "Ape Escape", "Grand Theft Auto 2" and "Unreal Tournament". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Hey Arnold!", "Teletubbies" and "Dawson's Creek".
Popular toys include the likes of "Spice Girls dolls", "Groovy Girls", "Game Boy Color" and "The Dreamcast".
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 January 1st, 2000.
Throughout much of 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of a new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the "Millennium Bug".
The Second Chechen War.
During this period, the Second Chechen War was taking place. The armed conflict took place in Chechnya between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
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.
The "Whassup?" catchphrase from the Budweiser beer commercial becomes insanely popular.
Boris Yeltsin steps down.
On the 31st of December, 1999, Boris Yeltsin issued a televised resignation speech and named Vladimir Putin as his successor.
"Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
Who were the best football players in 2000?
In 2000, the best soccer players were Luís Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Andriy Shevchenko, Thierry Henry, Alessandro Nesta, Rivaldo, Gabriel Batistuta, Gaizka Mendieta, Raúl, Paolo Maldini and David Beckham.
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.
The dot-com bubble continues to grow.
During this period, the dot-com bubble was entering its final phase, as excessive speculation in Internet-based companies continued to push stock prices upwards.
Who were the best NBA players in 2000?
In 2000, the best NBA players were Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Grant Hill, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Chris Webber, Vince Carter, David Robinson, Eddie Jones and Stephon Marbury.
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.
U2 - "Beautiful Day"
"Beautiful Day" by U2 would go on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
21 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 2000.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 2000.
Leap Year: 2000 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 2000, will be 21 years of age.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:
New Year's Day
Weather information for January 1st, 2000:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 7.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
Who was the US President on January 1st, 2000?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2000?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 1st, 2000 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 2000 is the 10th of October, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 2000.
7,783 days have passed since this date.
672,447,600 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 784,522,200 times.
Since January 1st, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 346,982,961,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 112,074,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,830,494 steps. That's about 25,702 miles!
Since this date, 8,069,371 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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