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February 5th, 2000.

February 5th, 2000, was a Saturday. It was day 36 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

21 years, 8 months and 16 days have passed since February 5th, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 5th, 2000?

  • Novye Aldi massacre: Russian forces execute over 60 civilians in Grozny, Chechnya.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 2000.

  • United States: I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
  • United Kingdom: Born To Make You Happy - Britney Spears
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 February 5th, 2000.

Take me back to February 5th, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 5th, 2000 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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.

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 "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Ally McBeal", "Will & Grace" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Smash Bros.", "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings", "Grand Theft Auto 2" and "Crazy Taxi". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Rocket Power" and "Roswell".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation (PS1), Groovy Girls, the Game Boy Color and the Dreamcast.

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 February 5th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 8 months and 16 days have passed since February 5th, 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 February 5th, 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 949708800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 2000.

  • January 8th, 2000: NFL: Music City Miracle: The Tennessee Titans defeat the Buffalo Bills after Kevin Dyson runs 75 yards and scores a touchdown with seconds to go.
  • January 9th, 2000: The first episode of "Malcolm in the Middle" is aired on television.
  • January 13th, 2000: Steve Balmer replaces Bill Gates as the CEO of Microsoft.
  • January 21st, 2000: The domain name for Twitter is first registered.
  • January 23rd, 2000: Wrestling: The Rock wins the 2000 Royal Rumble and Triple H defeats Cactus Jack in a Street Fight.
  • January 30th, 2000: Super Bowl XXXIV: The St. Louis Rams defeat the Tennessee Titans by 23-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
  • January 30th, 2000: 169 people are killed when Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off Ivory Coast.
  • January 31st, 2000: The Radicalz make their WWF debut.
  • January 31st, 2000: 88 people are killed when Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast.
  • January 31st, 2000: Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1995 and 1998.
  • February 1st, 2000: Irish crime: Larry Murphy rapes and attempts to murder a woman that he abducted from Carlow.
  • February 3rd, 2000: Irish criminal John Gilligan is extradited back to Ireland on murder and drugs charges.
  • February 4th, 2000: The Sims is released on the PC.
  • This date: February 5th, 2000
  • February 6th, 2000: Russian forces capture the Chechen capital of Grozny.
  • February 7th, 2000: Rapper Big Pun dies after a heart attack.
  • February 8th, 2000: American football player Derrick Thomas dies following a car crash the previous month.
  • February 11th, 2000: The Beach (2000) is released.
  • February 12th, 2000: American professional football player and coach Tom Landry passes away after battling leukemia.
  • February 15th, 2000: Sisqo releases his single "Thong Song".
  • February 17th, 2000: Windows 2000 is released.
  • February 17th, 2000: The video game "ECW Hardcore Revolution" is released on the PlayStation.
  • February 25th, 2000: Baltimore crime: Adnan Masud Syed is found guilty of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.
  • February 29th, 2000: Rebels kill 84 Russian paratroopers in Ulus Kert, Chechnya.
  • February 29th, 2000: The video game "Pokémon Stadium" is released for the Nintendo 64.
  • March 2nd, 2000: WWF SmackDown! is released for the PlayStation.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 5th, 2000 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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 February, 2000.

  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • 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.
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
  • That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch - Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.

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.

Kid's TV shows on February 5th, 2000.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2000.

  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • 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
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

  • The Dreamcast
  • The Game Boy Color
  • Groovy Girls
  • The PlayStation (PS1)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Sims 2000

    The Sims
    Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.

  • 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.

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 February 5th, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 5th.

Bobby Brown

Singer.
Born on February 5th, 1969
He turned 31 on this day in 2000.

Carlos Tevez

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1984
He turned 16 on this day in 2000.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1985
He turned 15 on this day in 2000.

Neymar

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1992
He turned 8 on this day in 2000.

Weather on February 5th, 2000.

Historical weather information for February 5th, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 21.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.78 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 5th, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 5th, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 2000 was most likely conceived around the 28th of April, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 2000 is close to the 14th of November, 2000.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 5th, 2000.

  • A total of 7,930 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,132 weeks have passed.
  • 685,148,400 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 799,339,800 times.
  • Since February 5th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 353,536,574,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,191,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,922,762 steps. That's about 26,188 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,221,781 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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