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August 17th, 2000.

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

21 years, 3 months and 11 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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 17th, 2000.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Incomplete - Sisqo
  • Bent - matchbox twenty
  • It's Gonna Be Me - 'N Sync
  • Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
  • Try Again - Aaliyah
Play the top hits 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.
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. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow users to send SMS messages to people on different networks. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Yokozuna, Dale Earnhardt, Joey Ramone and Aaliyah would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The King of Queens", "Becker", "The West Wing" and "Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Driver", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater", "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" and "Colin McRae Rally 2.0". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Little Bear", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Pokemon".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Nintendo 64, Betty Spaghetty (doll), Finger skateboards 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 noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing 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.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • 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.

  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • 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 noughties, 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.

  • 21 years, 3 months and 11 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 21 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.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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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.

TV shows from August, 2000.

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

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

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.

Kids' TV shows on August 17th, 2000.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show

Roswell
Roswell

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Hang Time
Hang Time

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

All That
All That

Rugrats
Rugrats

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)

Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast

The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

ECW Anarchy Rulz 2000
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins 2000
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Action-adventure stealth game that was set in feudal Japan.

Final Fantasy IX 2000
Final Fantasy IX
Fantasy RPG game.

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 2000
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing video game.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes 2000
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Crossover fighting game.

Diablo II 2000
Diablo II
The second game in the series.

Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex
RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.

Perfect Dark 2000
Perfect Dark
First-person shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Syphon Filter 2 2000
Syphon Filter 2
Third-person shooter starring Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing.

Dead or Alive 2 2000
Dead or Alive 2
Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.

Resident Evil - Code: Veronica 2000
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
Survival horror game that was originally developed for the Dreamcast.

Pokémon Stadium 2000
Pokémon Stadium
Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.

The Sims 2000
The Sims
Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.

Crazy Taxi 2000
Crazy Taxi
Open world racing game that was released for the Dreamcast, PS1 and GameCube.

Gran Turismo 2 1999
Gran Turismo 2
PS1 racing game.

Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament
FPS game.

Donkey Kong 64 1999
Donkey Kong 64
Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.

Medal of Honor 1999
Medal of Honor
World War II video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Platform video game developed by Ubi Pictures.

Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
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 1999
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Strategy 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.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Born on August 17th, 1959
He was not alive on this date.

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.

The Kid Laroi

Australian singer.
Born on August 17th, 2003
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

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 November 25th, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2000 is close to May 10th, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 7,773 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,110 weeks have passed.
  • 671,590,800 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 783,522,600 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 346,540,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,931,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,756,809 steps. That's about 25,670 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,059,090 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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