December 22nd, 2000, fell on a Friday. It was day 357 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
20 years, 0 months and 27 days have passed since December 22nd, 2000.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 22nd, 2000:
Cast Away (2000), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
Miss Congeniality (2000) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 2000:
United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
United Kingdom: Stan - Eminem
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "What Women Want" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 22nd, 2000 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
Christmas Day of 2000 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Stan by Eminem 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. 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 "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Sex and the City", "Will & Grace" and "Futurama".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Deus Ex", "Diablo II" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Teletubbies", "Bear in the Big Blue House", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Dora the Explorer". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 22nd, 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, 0 months and 27 days have passed since December 22nd, 2000.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 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 22nd, 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 977443200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 2000:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 2000?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 22nd, 2000 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 2000 is the 1st of October, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 2000.
7,332 days have passed since this date.
633,484,800 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 739,065,600 times.
Since December 22nd, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 326,878,156,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,580,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,479,693 steps. That's about 24,213 miles!
Since this date, 7,601,818 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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