December 27th, 2000, was a Wednesday. It was Day 362 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.
22 years, 5 months, and 12 days have passed since December 27th, 2000.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
On December 27th, 2000, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "What Women Want".
Let's go back in time!
The date is December 27th, 2000, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 2000 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.
In America, the song Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Can We Fix It by Bob the Builder is the number-one hit song. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie What Women Want is at the top of the box office.
Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Baywatch", "Friends", "Stargate SG-1", and "Ally McBeal". A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks.
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 cellphones 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Dale Earnhardt, Jennifer Syme, Joey Ramone, and Aaliyah would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Mario Party", "Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver", "TimeSplitters", and "Banjo-Tooie".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "The Amanda Show", and "Malcolm in the Middle". Children are playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Betty Spaghetty (doll), HitClips audio player, and the PlayStation 2.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 27th, 2000.
Christmas Day of 2000 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
The PlayStation 2 was the dominant video game console at this time. The PS2 had releases such as Grand Theft Auto III, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Max Payne.
The film "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks, was playing at movie theaters.
On December 18th, 2000, singer Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident in Cozumel, Mexico. MacColl was probably best known for singing on the song "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues.
In December of 2000, rapper Eminem released his hit song "Stan", featuring Dido.
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 was still up in the air. Over the next few weeks, the election became a train wreck, with multiple recounts being called. Eventually, on December 12th, 2000, 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 Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular cellphones on the market. The phone included a fun game called Snake. You could also buy custom covers for it.
A speculative stock market bubble in technology was beginning to burst. This led to online shopping companies such as Pets.com and Webvan being forced to shut down. During one week in April, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 25%.
The song "Beautiful Day" by Irish rock band U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
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.
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.
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.
President-elect George W. Bush was named 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 the way to the Supreme Court.
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.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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 were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
More and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market during the early 2000s. This included 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.
Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
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Television shows that people were watching in December 2000.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Starring Jessica Alba.
Sci-fi TV series.
MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
TV show about the town of Roswell.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
2000 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Celta, the Pontiac Aztek, the Ford Escape, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203), the Ford Mondeo (second generation) and the Honda Civic (seventh generation).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.
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Malcolm in the Middle
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Superman: The Animated Series
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2000.
The PlayStation 2
Tekno the Robotic Puppy
HitClips audio player
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
The Nintendo 64
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2000.
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.
Released for the Nintendo 64.
Hitman: Codename 47
Stealth video game by IO Interactive.
WWF No Mercy
Wrestling game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
The World Is Not Enough
First-person shooter that was based on the James Bond film of the same name.
Action-adventure game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.
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.
An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.
Released for the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy Color.
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Action-adventure stealth game that was set in feudal Japan.
Final Fantasy IX
Fantasy RPG game.
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing video game.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Crossover fighting game.
The second game in the series.
RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
First-person shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Syphon Filter 2
Third-person shooter starring Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 27th, 2006, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 27th.
American child actress. Deceased
Born on December 27th, 1975
She was not alive on this date.
Historical weather information for December 27th, 2000.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 27th, 2000.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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