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August 17th, 2000.

August 17th, 2000, was a Thursday. It was day 230 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since August 17th, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 17th, 2000?

  • Al Gore is nominated as the Democratic Party candidate for the 2000 US presidential election.

Born on August 17th, 2000.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2000.

  • United States: Incomplete - Sisqo
  • United Kingdom: Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
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Hollow Man

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hollow Man" was at the top of the box office on August 17th, 2000.

Take me back to August 17th, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 17th, 2000 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Incomplete by Sisqo is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Rock DJ by Robbie Williams is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hollow Man 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Stargate SG-1", "Ally McBeal", "Becker" and "Roswell". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Dino Crisis", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Pokémon Stadium".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "7th Heaven", "Dawson's Creek", "Dora the Explorer" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, the Dreamcast, Poo-Chi (robot dog) and Razor (scooter).

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 August 17th, 2000.

  • Al Gore becomes the Democratic nominee.

    Al Gore becomes the Democratic nominee.

    On the 17th of August, 2000, former Vice President Al Gore became the Democratic nominee for the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election after seeing off a challenge by former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley.

  • Coyote Ugly.

    Coyote Ugly.

    The romantic comedy film "Coyote Ugly" was showing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Who Let The Dogs Out.

    Who Let The Dogs Out.

    At the end of July in 2000, Bahamian group Baha Men released their hit single "Who Let the Dogs Out".

  • The dot-com bubble bursts.

    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 were forced to shut down. During one week in April of 2000, 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.

    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.

  • 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 naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • Gladiator.

    Gladiator.

    The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 naughties, 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.

  • 20 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since August 17th, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 August 17th, 2000, will be 20 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2000 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 966466800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 2000.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 2000, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 17th, 2000 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • 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".
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 17th, 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
  • Moesha
  • Hang Time
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Final Fantasy IX - Fantasy RPG game.
  • Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - Racing video game.
  • Diablo II - The second game in the series.
  • Deus Ex - RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 August 17th, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 17th.

Robert De Niro

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1943
He turned 57 on this day in 2000.

Sean Penn

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1960
He turned 40 on this day in 2000.

Thierry Henry

French soccer player.
Born on August 17th, 1977
He turned 23 on this day in 2000.

Paige

Wrestler.
Born on August 17th, 1992
She turned 8 on this day in 2000.

Weather on August 17th, 2000.

Historical weather information for August 17th, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 17th, 2000 was most likely conceived around the 8th of November, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2000 is close to the 27th of May, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2000.

  • A total of 7,646 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,092 weeks have passed.
  • 660,614,400 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 770,716,800 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 340,877,030,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,102,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,812,838 steps. That's about 25,250 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,927,373 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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