December 24th, 2000, fell on a Sunday. It was day 359 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
19 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since December 24th, 2000.
On This Date
Events that occurred on 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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 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 24th, 2000 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their 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.
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 "Star Trek: Voyager", "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Angel" and "Dark Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Sims", "Deus Ex", "Spider-Man" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Moesha", "Daria", "Dawson's Creek" and "Bob the Builder".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Groovy Girls", "The Dreamcast", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)" 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 24th, 2000.
"Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
19 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since December 24th, 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 24th, 2000, will be 19 years of age.
People born in 2000 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 977616000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 2000:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 24th, 2000.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 24th, 2000 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 2000 is the 3rd of October, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 24th, 2000.
7,208 days have passed since this date.
622,767,600 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 2000.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 726,562,200 times.
Since December 24th, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 321,348,081,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,794,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,558,014 steps. That's about 23,804 miles!
Since this date, 7,473,211 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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