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May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000, was a Monday. It was 24 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 2000:

  • The video game "Vagrant Story" is released for the PlayStation 1.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 2000:

  • United States: "Maria Maria" by Santana
  • United Kingdom: "Oops I Did It Again" by Britney Spears

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 2000

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Maria Maria - Santana Featuring The Product G&B
  • He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
  • Breathe - Faith Hill
  • Thong Song - Sisqo
  • Say My Name - Destiny's Child
Play the top singles from 2000
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 2000. Take a trip back to the peak days of Britney Spears, blink-182, Faith Hill, Sisqo and NSYNC.
Gladiator

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Gladiator" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 8,775 days ago. Approximately 293 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 2000, in week 20. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on May 15, 2000, are now 24 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2000 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 98 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 15, 2000

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 2000, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 2000 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "Maria Maria" by Santana is at the top of the singles charts, while "Oops I Did It Again" by Britney Spears is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Gladiator is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Star Trek: Voyager", "Dawson's Creek", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place", and "Charmed". A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks.

The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cellphones 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 David Tomlinson, Walter Matthau, Yokozuna, and Kirsty MacColl would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "WWF Attitude", "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings", "Donkey Kong 64", and "The Sims". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Hey Arnold!", "Pokemon", "Bob the Builder", and "Little Bill".

Children are playing with toys such as Road Champs bikes, WWF action figures, Harry Potter Trivia Game, and Bendos.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 2000.

  • Eurovision 2000.

    Eurovision 2000

    The 2000 Eurovision song contest was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Denmark won the contest with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love" by the Olsen Brothers.
  • The dot-com bubble bursts.

    The dot-com bubble bursts

    A speculative stock market bubble in technology was beginning to burst. This led to online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan being forced to shut down. During one week in April, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
  • 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

    Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2000.

    Time Person of the Year 2000

    President-elect George W. Bush was named 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 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought 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

    Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
  • People are buying MP3 players.

    People are buying MP3 players

    More and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market during the early 2000s. This included 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.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass.

    Big Mouth Billy Bass

    A singing prop fish called "Big Mouth Billy Bass" became a huge fad during the late 1990s and early 2000s. 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

    Pokémon was quickly becoming 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 grossed over $1 billion in sales.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable 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

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 2000.

  • April 18, 2000: Eminem releases his single "The Real Slim Shady".
  • April 19, 2000: Charles Barkley plays his final NBA game.
  • May 3, 2000: The first version of the file sharing program Limewire is released.
  • May 5, 2000:
    • The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
    • The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
    • Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are married in Las Vegas after dating for two months.
    • The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • May 6, 2000: The Provisional IRA begins to decommission its weapons.
  • May 7, 2000: Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia.
  • May 14, 2000:
    • Football: Wimbledon are relegated from the Premier League.
    • Wrestling: The British Bulldog has his last ever WWF fight against Eddie Guerrero.
  • This date: May 15, 2000
  • May 16, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • May 17, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • May 19, 2000: Road Trip (2000) is released.
  • May 20, 2000: FA Cup Final: A 73rd minute goal from Roberto Di Matteo helps Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
  • May 21, 2000: Wrestling: The Undertaker returns to the WWF under his "American Bad Ass" persona.
  • May 23, 2000:
    • Eminem releases his album The Marshall Mathers LP.
    • Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley announce that they have ended their relationship.
    • The Smashing Pumpkins announce that they will be breaking up at the end of 2000.
  • May 24, 2000:
    • Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
    • Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
  • May 31, 2000: The first episode of the reality competition series "Survivor" is aired on TV.
  • June 2, 2000: The comedy film "Big Momma's House" is released.
  • June 6, 2000: Rapper DMX releases his single "Party Up (Up in Here)".
  • June 9, 2000: The film Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 10, 2000: The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship starts in Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • June 12, 2000: Boy band NSYNC release their song "It's Gonna Be Me".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 2000, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 2000 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 15, 2000

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 2000:

TV shows from May 2000.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Roswell
Roswell
Angel
Angel
Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks
The West Wing
The West Wing
Futurama
Futurama
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Becker
Becker
Charmed
Charmed
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2000

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Little Bill
Little Bill

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Roswell
Roswell
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure
Toys

Toys in 2000

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Bendos
Bendos
The "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" boardgame
The "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" boardgame
Powerpuff Girls Dolls
Powerpuff Girls Dolls
Eloise Doll
Eloise Doll
Rocket the Wonder Dog
Rocket the Wonder Dog
Harry Potter Trivia Game
Harry Potter Trivia Game
Bop It Extreme
Bop It Extreme
LEGO Soccer Championship Challenge
LEGO Soccer Championship Challenge
WWF action figures
WWF action figures
Road Champs bikes
Road Champs bikes
Amazing Ally
Amazing Ally
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2000.

Syphon Filter 2 2000
Syphon Filter 2
Dead or Alive 2 2000
Dead or Alive 2
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica 2000
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
Pokémon Stadium 2000
Pokémon Stadium
The Sims 2000
The Sims
Crazy Taxi 2000
Crazy Taxi
Gran Turismo 2 1999
Gran Turismo 2
Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament
Donkey Kong 64 1999
Donkey Kong 64
Medal of Honor 1999
Medal of Honor
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
FIFA 2000 1999
FIFA 2000

Were you born on May 15, 2000?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 15, 2006, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He turned 25 on this day in 2000.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Actress
Born on May 15, 1981
She turned 19 on this day in 2000.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She turned 18 on this day in 2000.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He turned 13 on this day in 2000.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 15, 2000.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 2000 was most likely conceived around August 23, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 2000 is close to February 5, 2001.

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Stats for May 15, 2000

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 2000:

  • 8,775 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,253 weeks have passed.
  • 758,160,000 seconds have passed since May 15, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 884,520,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 391,210,560,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,360,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 65,201,760 steps. That's roughly 28,979 miles.
  • 9,097,920 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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