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.
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" 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.
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%.
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 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.
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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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