August 17th, 2000

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

20 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since August 17th, 2000.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 17th, 2000:

  • Al Gore is nominated as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Lil Pump: Rapper.


Music Singles

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Hollow Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Xena: Warrior Princess", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "That '70s Show" and "Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater", "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings", "Unreal Tournament" and "The Sims". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Malcolm in the Middle".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation (PS1)", "Game Boy Color", "The Dreamcast" and "Razor (scooter)".


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 August 17th, 2000.

  • Gladiator

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

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 20 years, 3 months and 15 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.
  • 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 2000 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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

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

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on August 17th, 2000?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 August 17th, 2000 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2000 is the 27th of May, 2001. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 7,411 days have passed since this date.
  • 640,314,000 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 747,033,000 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 330,402,024,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 106,719,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 55,067,004 steps. That's about 24,474 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,683,768 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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