August 23rd, 2000

August 23rd, 2000, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 236 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 23rd, 2000.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 23rd, 2000:

  • 143 people are killed when Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes while attempting to land at Bahrain International Airport.
  • The movie Snatch (2000) is released.


Fictional Date

August 23rd, 2000 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Escape from L.A. (1996) - An earthquake hits the city of Los Angeles, causing an island to form off the coast of California.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 2000:

  • United States: Incomplete - Sisqo
  • United Kingdom: I Turn To You - Melanie C

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is August 23rd, 2000 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 2000 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Incomplete by Sisqo is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I Turn To You by Melanie C is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Cell 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Stargate SG-1", "Ally McBeal", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis", "Deus Ex", "Diablo II" and "Final Fantasy IX".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Friends", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Arthur". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation (PS1)", "Groovy Girls", "Game Boy Color" 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 August 23rd, 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, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 23rd, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 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 966985200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 23rd, 2000:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 2000, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 2000 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 23rd of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 23rd, 2000:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 68.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 17.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 23rd, 2000.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 23rd, 2000 was probably conceived around the 14th of November, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 2000 is the 2nd of June, 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 7,337 days have passed since this date.
  • 633,916,800 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 739,569,600 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 327,101,068,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,652,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,516,845 steps. That's about 24,230 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,607,002 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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