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August 23rd, 2000.

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

22 years, 1 months and 7 days have passed since August 23rd, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable 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 events

Fictional event.

August 23rd, 2000 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game 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.
Song charts

Popular songs.

On August 23rd, 2000, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 23rd, 2000.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Incomplete - Sisqo
  • Bent - matchbox twenty
  • Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
  • It's Gonna Be Me - 'N Sync
  • Doesn't Really Matter - Janet
Play the top singles from the year 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.
The Cell

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Cell".

Take me back to August 23rd, 2000!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 23rd, 2000, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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.

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 "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Celebrity Deathmatch" and "Roswell". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Crazy Taxi", "Resident Evil - Code: Veronica" and "Diablo II". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "Friends" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation (PS1), Gogo's Crazy Bones, Poo-Chi (robot dog) and Razor (scooter).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 23rd, 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 2000s, 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 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 22 years, 1 months and 7 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: A person born on August 23rd, 2000 will be 22 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2000 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 966985200.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around August 23rd, 2000.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 2000, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 2000 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 23rd, 2000.

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Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 2000.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 23rd, 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

Toys

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2000.

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 you should check out August 23rd, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 23rd.

Henry Lee Lucas

American serial killer. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1936
He turned 64 on this day in 2000.

Keith Moon

Drummer. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1946
He was not alive on this date.

River Phoenix

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1970
He was not alive on this date.

Kobe Bryant

Basketball player. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1978
He turned 22 on this day in 2000.

August Ames

Adult actress. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1994
She turned 6 on this day in 2000.

Lil Yachty

Rapper.
Born on August 23rd, 1997
He turned 3 on this day in 2000.

Weather details

Weather on August 23rd, 2000.

Historical 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.
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 2000.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 23rd, 2000 was most likely conceived around December 1st, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 2000 is close to May 16th, 2001.

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Stats for August 23rd, 2000

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 8,073 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,153 weeks have passed.
  • 697,507,200 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 813,758,400 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 2000, the Earth has travelled approximately 359,913,715,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,251,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,985,619 steps. That's about 26,660 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,370,086 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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