May 23rd, 2000, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 144 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
20 years, 2 months and 19 days have passed since May 23rd, 2000.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 23rd, 2000:
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.
Eminem releases his album The Marshall Mathers LP.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 2000:
United States: Maria Maria - Santana
United Kingdom: Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Dinosaur" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 23rd, 2000 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 2000 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Maria Maria by Santana is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Don't Call Me Baby by Madison Avenue is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Dinosaur is at the top of the Box Office. The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market.
It's the year 2000, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Savage Garden, Destiny's Child, Santana and Enrique Iglesias. Eminem has just released his best-selling album "The Marshall Mathers LP". Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley have announced that they are ending their relationship.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Frasier", "King of the Hill", "Dawson's Creek" and "Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Counter-Strike", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater", "Grand Theft Auto 2" and "Unreal Tournament". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "City Guys", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Ed, Edd n Eddy".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation (PS1)", "Groovy Girls", "The Dreamcast" and "Poo-Chi (robot dog)".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 23rd, 2000.
Big Mouth Billy Bass
A singing prop fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass becomes a huge hit. The fish sings and moves to songs such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green.
"Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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.
Time Person of the Year 2000
US President George W. Bush is named as the Time Person of the Year in 2000.
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.
U2 - "Beautiful Day"
"Beautiful Day" by U2 would go on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
The dot-com bubble bursts.
During this period, a speculative bubble in technology was beginning to burst. Online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan are forced to shut down. During one week in April of 2000, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
The 2000 Eurovision song contest is held in Stockholm, Sweden. Denmark win the contest with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love" by the Olsen Brothers.
The Marshall Mathers LP.
On the 23rd of May, 2000, rap star Eminem released his award-winning album "The Marshall Mathers LP". The album contained hit singles such as "Stan" and and "The Real Slim Shady".
Basic facts and information about this date:
20 years, 2 months and 19 days have passed since May 23rd, 2000.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 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 May 23rd, 2000, will be 20 years of age.
People born in 2000 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 959036400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 2000:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 2000.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 23rd, 2000 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 2000 is the 2nd of March, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
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 - Strategy game.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Third game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Skateboarding game.
Counter-Strike - FPS game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 2000.
7,385 days have passed since this date.
638,064,000 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 744,408,000 times.
Since May 23rd, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 329,241,024,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 106,344,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,873,504 steps. That's about 24,388 miles!
Since this date, 7,656,768 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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