January 8th, 2000, was a Saturday. It was day 8 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
21 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since January 8th, 2000.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
What happened on January 8th, 2000?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2000.
The movie "Stuart Little" was at the top of the box office on January 8th, 2000.
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The song "Beautiful Day" by Irish rock band U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
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.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2000 were Julia Roberts, George Lucas, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, The Rolling Stones, Tiger Woods, The Backstreet Boys, Cher and Steven Spielberg.
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.
At the start of the year 2000, the dot-com bubble was entering its final phase. Excessive speculation in Internet-based companies continued to push stock prices upwards.
President elect George W. Bush was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2000. This was after he defeated Democratic Party candidate Al Gore in a controversial presidential election that went all of the way to the Supreme Court.
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.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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.
In the first half of the noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.
The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.
In the early "naughties", more and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market. This included the likes of the Samsung YEPP, the Creative NOMAD Jukebox and the Apple iPod. Although most of us did not know it at the time, the MP3 marked the beginning of the end for the CD format and in turn, the music stores that sold them.
On December 27th, 1999, rapper Puff Daddy and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez were at Club New York when gunfire broke out. Following the incident, Puff Daddy and fellow rapper Shyne were arrested on weapons charges.
The "Whassup?" catchphrase from the Budweiser beer commercial became insanely popular during the early 2000s.
A singing prop fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass was extremely popular around this time. The fish sang and moved to songs such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green.
During this period, Pokémon became one of the most popular franchises in the world. Trading cards, toys and handheld games were all big sellers. In its first year, the Pokémon franchise had grossed over $1 Billion in sales.
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.
In March of 1999, the Nokia 3210 was released. Over the course of 1999 and 2000, the Nokia 3210 went on to become one of the most popular cell phones in history.
Throughout much of 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of the new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the "Millennium Bug". Thankfully, nothing serious occurred, as many developers spent countless nights making sure that it would not be an issue.
Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.
During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
During the late 1990s and early noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 8th, 2000.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2000.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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