April 12th, 2000, was a Wednesday. It was day 103 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
22 years, 1 months and 8 days have passed since April 12th, 2000.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 12th, 2000.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Erin Brockovich" was at the top of the box office on April 12th, 2000.
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 April 12th, 2000.
During this period, a speculative bubble in technology was beginning to burst. Online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan were forced to shut down. During one week in April of 2000, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around April 12th, 2000.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
TV show about the town of Roswell.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Freaks and Geeks
Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
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.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
Boy Meets World
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2000.
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Syphon Filter 2
Third-person shooter starring Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing.
Dead or Alive 2
Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
Survival horror game that was originally developed for the Dreamcast.
Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
Open world racing game that was released for the Dreamcast, PS1 and GameCube.
Gran Turismo 2
PS1 racing game.
Donkey Kong 64
Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
Medal of Honor
World War II video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Platform video game developed by Ubi Pictures.
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
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Third game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Action-adventure video game that was released for the PS1 and Microsoft Windows.
Wrestling game that was released for the PS1 and the Nintendo 64.
Published for the Nintendo 64.
Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
Action driving video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 12th.
Historical weather information for April 12th, 2000.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 12th, 2000.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 12th, 2000.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about April 12th, 2000.
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