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January 31st, 2000.

January 31st, 2000, was a Monday. It was day 31 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

21 years, 9 months and 28 days have passed since January 31st, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on January 31st, 2000?

  • 88 people are killed when Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast.
  • Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1995 and 1998.
  • The Radicalz make their WWF debut.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 31st, 2000.

  • United States: I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
  • United Kingdom: Born To Make You Happy - Britney Spears

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 31st, 2000.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
  • What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
  • Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • Back At One - Brian McKnight
  • Bring It All To Me - Blaque
Play the top hits from 2000.
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Eye of the Beholder

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Eye of the Beholder" was at the top of the box office on January 31st, 2000.

Take me back to January 31st, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 31st, 2000 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Born To Make You Happy by Britney Spears is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Eye of the Beholder is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow users to send SMS messages to people on different networks. 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 technology news, more and more music companies are beginning to release MP3 players. The new MP3 format means that music listeners are able to listen to multiple albums on the go. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Big Pun, Tom Landry, David Tomlinson and Walter Matthau would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Party of Five", "Touched by an Angel", "Charmed" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Party", "Counter-Strike", "WWF Attitude" and "Donkey Kong 64". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "Men in Black: The Series", "Dawson's Creek" and "CatDog".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation (PS1), Gogo's Crazy Bones, Groovy Girls and the Game Boy Color.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 31st, 2000.

  • Harold Shipman is found guilty.

    Harold Shipman is found guilty.

    On January 31st, 2000, English doctor Harold Shipman was found guilty of murdering 15 patients that were under his care.

  • Malcolm in the Middle.

    Malcolm in the Middle.

    On January 9th, 2000, a new sitcom called "Malcolm in the Middle" premiered on Fox.

  • U2 - "Beautiful Day"

    U2 - "Beautiful Day"

    The song "Beautiful Day" by Irish rock band U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.

  • 2000 in music.

    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 highest paid celebrities in 2000.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2000.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2000?

    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.

  • The dot-com bubble continues to grow.

    The dot-com bubble continues to grow.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2000.

    Time Person of the Year 2000.

    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.

  • 2000 in movies.

    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.

  • Jennifer Lopez.

    Jennifer Lopez.

    American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    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.

  • Gladiator.

    Gladiator.

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

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    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.

  • MP3 players become a thing.

    MP3 players become a thing.

    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.

  • Whassup?

    Whassup?

    The "Whassup?" catchphrase from the Budweiser beer commercial became insanely popular during the early 2000s.

  • Big Mouth Billy Bass.

    Big Mouth Billy Bass.

    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.

  • Pokémon Mania.

    Pokémon Mania.

    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.

  • The Second Chechen War.

    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.

  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210.

    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.

  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    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.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    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.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    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.

  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out.

    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.

  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 21 years, 9 months and 28 days have passed since January 31st, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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 31st, 2000, will be 21 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2000 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 949276800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 31st, 2000.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 31st, 2000, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 31st, 2000 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2000.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks
Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Cars in 2000.

2000 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Celta, the Pontiac Aztek, the Ford Escape, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203), the Ford Mondeo (second generation) and the Honda Civic (seventh generation).

Cars in 2000.

Kids' TV shows on January 31st, 2000.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show

Roswell
Roswell

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

KaBlam!
KaBlam!

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Hang Time
Hang Time

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

All That
All That

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2000.

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast

The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Crazy Taxi 2000
Crazy Taxi
Open world racing game that was released for the Dreamcast, PS1 and GameCube.

Gran Turismo 2 1999
Gran Turismo 2
PS1 racing game.

Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament
FPS game.

Donkey Kong 64 1999
Donkey Kong 64
Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.

Medal of Honor 1999
Medal of Honor
World War II video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Platform video game developed by Ubi Pictures.

Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
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 1999
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Strategy game.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 1999
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Third game in the series.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Skateboarding game.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Action-adventure video game that was released for the PS1 and Microsoft Windows.

WWF Attitude 1999
WWF Attitude
Wrestling game that was released for the PS1 and the Nintendo 64.

Mario Golf 1999
Mario Golf
Published for the Nintendo 64.

Dino Crisis 1999
Dino Crisis
Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.

Driver 1999
Driver
Action driving video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.

Counter-Strike 1999
Counter-Strike
FPS game.

Ape Escape 1999
Ape Escape
Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3
2D fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.

Super Smash Bros. 1999
Super Smash Bros.
Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.

Final Fantasy VIII 1999
Final Fantasy VIII
RPG game.

Mario Party 1999
Mario Party
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2000.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 31st, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 31st.

Jackie Robinson

Baseball player. Deceased
Born on January 31st, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Justin Timberlake

Singer.
Born on January 31st, 1981
He turned 19 on this day in 2000.

Gemma Collins

English media personality.
Born on January 31st, 1981
She turned 19 on this day in 2000.

Josh Richards

TikTok user.
Born on January 31st, 2002
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Weather on January 31st, 2000.

Historical weather information for January 31st, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 31st, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 31st, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 31st, 2000 was most likely conceived around May 10th, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31st, 2000 is close to October 23rd, 2000.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 2000.

  • A total of 7,972 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,138 weeks have passed.
  • 688,780,800 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 803,577,600 times.
  • Since January 31st, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 355,410,892,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,796,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,235,149 steps. That's about 26,327 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,265,370 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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