August 26th, 2000, was a Saturday. It was Day 239 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
23 years, 1 months, and 5 days have passed since August 26th, 2000.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
On August 26th, 2000, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "The Cell".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 26th, 2000.
The cheerleading comedy film "Bring It On" was being shown in movie theaters at this time.
The romantic comedy film "Coyote Ugly" was showing in movie theaters at this time.
At the end of July in 2000, Bahamian group Baha Men released their hit single "Who Let the Dogs Out".
A speculative stock market bubble in technology was beginning to burst. This led to online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan being forced to shut down. During one week in April, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
The song "Beautiful Day" by Irish rock band U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
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.
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.
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.
President-elect George W. Bush was named 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 the way to the Supreme Court.
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.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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 were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
More and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market during the early 2000s. This included 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.
The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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.
Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
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Notable events that happened close to August 26th, 2000.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August 2000.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
TV show about the town of Roswell.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
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.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Superman: The Animated Series
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2000.
HitClips audio player
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
The "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" boardgame
Powerpuff Girls Dolls
Rocket the Wonder Dog
Harry Potter Trivia Game
Bop It Extreme
LEGO Soccer Championship Challenge
WWF action figures
Road Champs bikes
Star Wars Phantom Menace figures
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2000.
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Action-adventure stealth game that was set in feudal Japan.
Final Fantasy IX
Fantasy RPG game.
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing video game.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Crossover fighting game.
The second game in the series.
RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
First-person shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Syphon Filter 2
Third-person shooter starring Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing.
Dead or Alive 2
Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
Survival horror game that was originally developed for the Dreamcast.
Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
Open world racing game that was released for the Dreamcast, PS1 and GameCube.
Gran Turismo 2
PS1 racing game.
Donkey Kong 64
Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
Medal of Honor
World War II video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Platform video game developed by Ubi Pictures.
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
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 26th.
Historical weather information for August 26th, 2000.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 26th, 2000.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about August 26th, 2000.
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