December 8th, 2000

December 8th, 2000, fell on a Friday. It was day 343 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since December 8th, 2000.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 8th, 2000:

  • 22-year-old Trevor Deely goes missing after a Christmas party in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2000:

  • United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 8th, 2000 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 2000 has just started. The song Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Grinch is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. The Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular phones on the market at the moment.

Sony have just released the PlayStation 2 video games console. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" and "Sex and the City". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Diablo II", "Final Fantasy IX" and "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "Moesha" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". Popular toys include the likes of "The Dreamcast", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "Razor (scooter)" and "PlayStation 2".


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 December 8th, 2000.

  • Gladiator

    "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • 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 PlayStation 2 is released.

    The PlayStation 2 was released around this time. The PS2 was released in North America on the 26th of October, 2000 and in Europe on the 24th of November, 2000. Manufacturing delays meant that it was relatively difficult to purchase the console for the first couple of months.

  • US Presidential Election Controversy

    The 2000 US Presidential Election proved to be highly controversial. On election night, media outlets began to report that Al Gore had won the election. Later on, it became apparent that the state of Florida had not decided yet. Over the next few weeks, the election become a bit of a train wreck, with multiple recounts being called. Eventually, on the 12th of December, the Supreme Court ruled that recounts should be halted. This ruling resulted in a victory for George W. Bush. The affair led to widespread debates about ballot-counting standards and criticisms of the system in general.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 20 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since December 8th, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 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 December 8th, 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 976233600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 2000:

  • November 9th, 2000: Dot-com bubble: Pets.com goes out of business nine months after it had gone public.
  • November 10th, 2000: Little Nicky (2000) is released in cinemas.
  • November 11th, 2000: 155 people die when a cable car catches fire in a tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
  • November 13th, 2000: Daft Punk release their single "One More Time".
  • November 17th, 2000: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) is released.
  • November 19th, 2000: The game Hitman: Codename 47 is released on the PC.
  • November 19th, 2000: Wrestling: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Triple H in a "No Disqualification" match at Survivor Series.
  • November 20th, 2000: Judith Keppel becomes the first person to win the TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?".
  • November 21st, 2000: The game WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role is released.
  • November 22nd, 2000: Unbreakable (2000) is released.
  • November 23rd, 2000: Tom Brady makes his NFL debut during a game against the Detroit Lions.
  • December 4th, 2000: Eminem releases his single "Stan".
  • December 5th, 2000: Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin announce that they will be separating after seven years of marraige.
  • This date: December 8th, 2000
  • December 12th, 2000: A United States Supreme Court ruling stops recounts in Florida, allowing George W. Bush to become the next President of the United States.
  • December 15th, 2000: The comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) is released.
  • December 15th, 2000: The first USB flash drive goes on sale in the United States, signaling the end of floppy disks.
  • December 15th, 2000: Disney releases the animated film "The Emperor's New Groove".
  • December 15th, 2000: The film "What Women Want", starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 18th, 2000: Singer Kirsty MacColl dies in a boating accident in Cozumel, Mexico.
  • December 19th, 2000: Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo is awarded the 2000 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Cast Away (2000), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Miss Congeniality (2000) is released in cinemas.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Pop star Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie are married in Scotland.
  • December 24th, 2000: A gang of escaped prisoners hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered after responding to the scene.
  • December 25th, 2000: 309 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Dongdu building in Luoyang, China.
  • December 28th, 2000: American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 2000, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 2000 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • 7th Heaven
  • Moesha
  • Hang Time
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

2000 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2000:

  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • The Dreamcast
  • Groovy Girls

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dino Crisis - Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

Weather

Weather information for December 8th, 2000:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 13.97cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 8th, 2000?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2000?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 8th, 2000 was probably conceived around the 29th of February, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 2000 is the 17th of September, 2001. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 8th, 2000.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 2000.

  • 7,383 days have passed since this date.
  • 637,891,200 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 744,206,400 times.
  • Since December 8th, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 329,151,859,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 106,315,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,858,643 steps. That's about 24,382 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,654,694 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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