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October 12th, 2000.

October 12th, 2000, was a Thursday. It was day 286 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since October 12th, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 12th, 2000?

  • A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 2000.

  • United States: Music - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Against All Odds - Mariah Carey & Westlife
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.
Remember the Titans

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Remember the Titans" was at the top of the box office on October 12th, 2000.

Take me back to October 12th, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 12th, 2000 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Music by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Remember the Titans is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. Meanwhile, the Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular cell phones on the market at the moment. Stores across the world are currently selling a wide range of custom covers for the phone. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Ally McBeal", "CatDog" and "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Smash Bros.", "Ape Escape", "Final Fantasy IX" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "7th Heaven", "Daria", "City Guys" and "Bob the Builder". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation (PS1), the Game Boy Color, Razor (scooter) and Tekno the Robotic Puppy.

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 October 12th, 2000.

  • Linkin Park release their debut single.

    Linkin Park release their debut single.

    At the end of September, 2000, nu-metal band Linkin Park released their debut single "One Step Closer".

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is released.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is released.

    On September 20th, 2000, the skateboarding game "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" was released.

  • "This is my last resort! Suffocation... No breathing..."

    "This is my last resort! Suffocation... No breathing..."

    On September 18th, 2000, nu-metal band Papa Roach released their hit single "Last Resort".

  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310.

    Throughout this period of time, the Nokia 3310 would have been one of the most popular cell phones on the market. The phone included a game called "Snake" and it allowed people to customize its cover.

  • 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 naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • Gladiator.

    Gladiator.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 naughties, 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.

  • 20 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since October 12th, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 October 12th, 2000, will be 20 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2000 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 971305200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 2000.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 2000, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: October 12th, 2000 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • Dark Angel - Starring Jessica Alba.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Jackass - MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • 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.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 12th, 2000.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • 7th Heaven
  • Moesha
  • Hang Time
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn - RPG game developed by BioWare.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - Iconic skateboarding game with a great soundtrack.
  • Spider-Man - An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.
  • Final Fantasy IX - Fantasy RPG game.
  • Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - Racing video game.
  • Diablo II - The second game in the series.
  • Deus Ex - RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
  • Dead or Alive 2 - Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.
  • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica - Survival horror game that was developed for the Dreamcast.
  • Pokémon Stadium - Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.
  • Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
  • Donkey Kong 64 - Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Dino Crisis - Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
  • Ape Escape - Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.
  • Super Smash Bros. - Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy 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 October 12th, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 12th.

Luciano Pavarotti

Italian operatic tenor. Deceased
Born on October 12th, 1935
He turned 65 on this day in 2000.

Hugh Jackman

Actor.
Born on October 12th, 1968
He turned 32 on this day in 2000.

Josh Hutcherson

Actor.
Born on October 12th, 1992
He turned 8 on this day in 2000.

Weather on October 12th, 2000.

Historical weather information for October 12th, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 12 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 12th, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 2000 was most likely conceived around the 3rd of January, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 2000 is close to the 22nd of July, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 2000.

  • A total of 7,590 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,084 weeks have passed.
  • 655,776,000 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 765,072,000 times.
  • Since October 12th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 338,380,416,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,296,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,396,736 steps. That's about 25,065 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,869,312 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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