May 23rd, 2000

May 23rd, 2000, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 144 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 9 months and 5 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.


Music Singles

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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Stargate SG-1", "That '70s Show", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Roswell".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Smash Bros.", "Counter-Strike", "The Sims" and "Pokémon Stadium". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Blue's Clues", "Arthur", "Hey Arnold!" and "That '70s Show". Popular toys include the likes of "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

    "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • Eurovision 2000

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 20 years, 9 months and 5 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:

  • May 3rd, 2000: The first version of the file sharing program Limewire is released.
  • May 5th, 2000: The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
  • May 5th, 2000: The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
  • May 5th, 2000: Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are married in Las Vegas after dating for two months.
  • May 5th, 2000: The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • May 6th, 2000: The Provisional IRA begins to decommission its weapons.
  • May 7th, 2000: Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia.
  • May 14th, 2000: Football: Wimbledon are relegated from the Premier League.
  • May 14th, 2000: Wrestling: The British Bulldog has his last ever WWF fight against Eddie Guerrero.
  • May 16th, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • May 17th, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • May 19th, 2000: Road Trip (2000) is released.
  • May 20th, 2000: FA Cup Final: A 73rd minute goal from Roberto Di Matteo helps Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
  • May 21st, 2000: Wrestling: The Undertaker returns to the WWF under his "American Bad Ass" persona.
  • This date: May 23rd, 2000
  • May 24th, 2000: Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 24th, 2000: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
  • June 9th, 2000: The film Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 10th, 2000: The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship starts in Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • June 12th, 2000: Boy band NSYNC release their song "It's Gonna Be Me".
  • June 16th, 2000: The movie Shaft (2000), starring Samuel L. Jackson, is released in cinemas.
  • June 19th, 2000: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2000 NBA Finals after they defeat the Indiana Pacers 4-2.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 2000, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 2000 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

2000 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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
  • The Simpsons

2000 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2000:

  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • The Dreamcast
  • Game Boy Color
  • Groovy Girls
  • PlayStation (PS1)

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Dead or Alive 2 - Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.
  • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica - Survival horror game that was developed for the Dreamcast.
  • Pokémon Stadium - Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
  • Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
  • Donkey Kong 64 - Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • Dino Crisis - Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
  • Counter-Strike - FPS game.
  • Ape Escape - Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.
  • Super Smash Bros. - Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 23rd, 2000:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.

US President

Who was the US President on May 23rd, 2000?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 2000?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

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).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 2000.

  • 7,586 days have passed since this date.
  • 655,434,000 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 764,673,000 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 338,203,944,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,239,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,367,324 steps. That's about 25,052 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,865,208 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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