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December 15th, 2000.

December 15th, 2000, was a Friday. It was day 350 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since December 15th, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 15th, 2000?

  • The first USB flash drive goes on sale in the United States, signaling the end of floppy disks.
  • The film "What Women Want", starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • Disney releases the animated film "The Emperor's New Groove".
  • The comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 15th, 2000.

  • United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Never Had A Dream Come True - S Club 7
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "What Women Want" was at the top of the box office on December 15th, 2000.

Take me back to December 15th, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 15th, 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 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Never Had A Dream Come True by S Club 7 is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie What Women Want 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. Sony have just released the PlayStation 2 video games console.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "Dawson's Creek" and "Charmed". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Stadium", "Deus Ex", "Spider-Man" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Dawson's Creek", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Dora the Explorer".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, Poo-Chi (robot dog), Razor (scooter) and the PlayStation 2.

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 December 15th, 2000.

  • Eminem releases "Stan".

    Eminem releases "Stan".

    In December of 2000, rapper Eminem released his hit song "Stan", featuring Dido.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    During this time, the film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was showing in movie theaters.

  • US Presidential Election Controversy.

    US Presidential Election Controversy.

    The 2000 US Presidential Election proved to be highly controversial. On election night, media outlets reported 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 train wreck, with multiple recounts being called. Eventually, on December 12th, the Supreme Court ruled that all 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 voting system in general.

  • The PlayStation 2 is released.

    The PlayStation 2 is released.

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

  • 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.

  • 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, 5 months and 27 days have passed since December 15th, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 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 15th, 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 976838400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 15th, 2000.

  • 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 video game "WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role" is released for the Sony PlayStation.
  • November 22nd, 2000: Unbreakable (2000) is released.
  • November 23rd, 2000: Tom Brady makes his NFL debut during a game against the Detroit Lions.
  • November 27th, 2000: 10-year-old Nigerian schoolboy Damilola Taylor is killed in Peckham, London.
  • 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.
  • December 8th, 2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) is released.
  • December 8th, 2000: 22-year-old Trevor Deely goes missing after a Christmas party in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 15th, 2000
  • 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.
  • January 12th, 2001: The TV series "Lizzie McGuire", starring Hilary Duff, premiers on the Disney Channel.
  • January 13th, 2001: The website domain name for Wikipedia is first registered.
  • January 13th, 2001: 944 people are killed when an earthquake hits El Salvador.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 15th, 2000, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 15th, 2000 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

Kid's TV shows on December 15th, 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
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • 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 December 15th, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 15th of December.

Weather on December 15th, 2000.

Historical weather information for December 15th, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 3.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 25.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.39 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 15th, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 15th, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 15th, 2000 was most likely conceived around the 7th of March, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 15th, 2000 is close to the 24th of September, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 15th, 2000.

  • A total of 7,484 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,069 weeks have passed.
  • 646,614,000 seconds have passed since the December 15th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 754,383,000 times.
  • Since December 15th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 333,652,824,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 107,769,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 55,608,804 steps. That's about 24,715 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,759,368 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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