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January 1st, 2000

January 1st, 2000, fell on a Saturday. It was day 1 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 9 months and 22 days have passed since January 1st, 2000.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 1st, 2000:

  • The new millennium begins.


Fictional Date

January 1st, 2000 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Futurama: Fry falls into a cyrogenic chamber, which freezes him until the year 3000.

Music Singles

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

What 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. 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, Savage Garden, Destiny's Child, Santana and Enrique Iglesias. People are watching popular TV shows such as "ER", "Dawson's Creek", "The King of Queens" and "Angel".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill", "Syphon Filter", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Recess", "That '70s Show" and "Bob the Builder". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation (PS1)", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game", "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.

  • Y2K

    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.

  • Whassup?

    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

    "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 20 years, 9 months and 22 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 20 years of age.
  • People born in 2000 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 946684800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 2000:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 2000, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 2000 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Charmed - TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
  • Will & Grace - TV series.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

2000 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2000.

"Roswell" - "Rocket Power" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Dawson's Creek" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "City Guys" - "Recess" - "USA High" - "The Angry Beavers" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "Daria" - "Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Blue's Clues" - "7th Heaven" - "Kenan & Kel" - "Moesha" - "Hang Time" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "All That" - "Rugrats" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Simpsons"


2000 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2000:

  • The Dreamcast
  • Game Boy Color
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • PlayStation (PS1)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

Weather

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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 1st, 2000.

Conception Dates

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).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.
  • Final Fantasy VIII - RPG game.
  • Syphon Filter - Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
  • Silent Hill - Survival horror game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 2000.

  • 7,602 days have passed since this date.
  • 656,809,200 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 766,277,400 times.
  • Since January 1st, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 338,913,547,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,468,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,485,591 steps. That's about 25,105 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,881,710 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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