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December 28th, 2000.

December 28th, 2000, was a Thursday. It was day 363 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since December 28th, 2000.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on December 28th, 2000?

  • American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 28th, 2000.

  • United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Can We Fix It - Bob the Builder

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 28th, 2000.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • It Wasn't Me - Shaggy Featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent
  • Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do) - Mya
  • With Arms Wide Open - Creed
  • He Loves U Not - Dream
Play the top hits from 2000.
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What Women Want

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "What Women Want" was at the top of the box office on December 28th, 2000.

Take me back to December 28th, 2000!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 28th, 2000 and it's a Thursday. 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 on 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 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. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Dale Earnhardt, Joey Ramone, Aaliyah and Thuy Trang would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Ally McBeal", "Dawson's Creek" and "The Royle Family". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead or Alive 2", "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" and "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "Daria", "Batman Beyond" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Gogo's Crazy Bones, Betty Spaghetty (doll), Finger skateboards and Poo-Chi (robot dog).

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 28th, 2000.

  • The PlayStation 2.

    The PlayStation 2.

    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.

  • Cast Away.

    Cast Away.

    At this time, the film "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks, was showing in movie theaters.

  • Eminem releases "Stan".

    Eminem releases "Stan".

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

  • 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.

  • 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 noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Gladiator.

    Gladiator.

    The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • 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.

  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • 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.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out.

    At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices 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.

  • 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 noughties, 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, 11 months and 7 days have passed since December 28th, 2000.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 28th, 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 977961600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 28th, 2000.

  • 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 5th, 2000: Pink releases her third single "You Make Me Sick".
  • 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.
  • December 15th, 2000: The comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) is released.
  • December 15th, 2000: The first USB flash drive goes on sale in the United States, signaling the end of floppy disks.
  • December 15th, 2000: Disney releases the animated film "The Emperor's New Groove".
  • December 15th, 2000: The film "What Women Want", starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 28th, 2000
  • January 4th, 2001: The MMORPG game "RuneScape" is released.
  • 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.
  • January 15th, 2001: The Wikipedia website is launched.
  • January 20th, 2001: U.S. President Bill Clinton gives Patty Hearst a full pardon on his last day in office.
  • January 20th, 2001: George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States.
  • January 22nd, 2001: Former NFL player Rae Carruth is sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges relating to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in 1999.
  • January 26th, 2001: 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Gujarat, India.

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 28th, 2000, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 28th, 2000 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

TV shows from December, 2000.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Jackass
Jackass
MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

Cars in 2000.

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).

Cars in 2000.

Kids' TV shows on December 28th, 2000.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2000.

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show

Roswell
Roswell

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2000.

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

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

Tekno the Robotic Puppy
Tekno the Robotic Puppy

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)

Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 2000
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.

Banjo-Tooie 2000
Banjo-Tooie
Released for the Nintendo 64.

Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman: Codename 47
Stealth video game by IO Interactive.

WWF No Mercy 2000
WWF No Mercy
Wrestling game that was released for the Nintendo 64.

The World Is Not Enough 2000
The World Is Not Enough
First-person shooter that was based on the James Bond film of the same name.

Shenmue 2000
Shenmue
Action-adventure game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.

TimeSplitters 2000
TimeSplitters
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
RPG game developed by BioWare.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Iconic skateboarding game with a great soundtrack.

Spider-Man 2000
Spider-Man
An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.

Mario Tennis 2000
Mario Tennis
Released for the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy Color.

ECW Anarchy Rulz 2000
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins 2000
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Action-adventure stealth game that was set in feudal Japan.

Final Fantasy IX 2000
Final Fantasy IX
Fantasy RPG game.

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 2000
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing video game.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes 2000
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Crossover fighting game.

Diablo II 2000
Diablo II
The second game in the series.

Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex
RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.

Perfect Dark 2000
Perfect Dark
First-person shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Syphon Filter 2 2000
Syphon Filter 2
Third-person shooter starring Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing.

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 28th, 2006 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 28th.

Woodrow Wilson

US President. Deceased
Born on December 28th, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Stan Lee

Comic book writer. Deceased
Born on December 28th, 1922
He turned 78 on this day in 2000.

Maggie Smith

Actress.
Born on December 28th, 1934
She turned 66 on this day in 2000.

Denzel Washington

Actor.
Born on December 28th, 1954
He turned 46 on this day in 2000.

Robert F. Chew

Actor. Deceased
Born on December 28th, 1960
He turned 40 on this day in 2000.

John Legend

Singer.
Born on December 28th, 1978
He turned 22 on this day in 2000.

Weather on December 28th, 2000.

Historical weather information for December 28th, 2000.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was -0.6 degrees Celsius. 3cm of snow fell. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 11.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -11.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -0.28 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 28th, 2000.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 28th, 2000.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 28th, 2000 was most likely conceived around April 6th, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 28th, 2000 is close to September 20th, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 28th, 2000.

  • A total of 7,646 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,092 weeks have passed.
  • 660,614,400 seconds have passed since the December 28th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 770,716,800 times.
  • Since December 28th, 2000, the earth has travelled approximately 340,877,030,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,102,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,812,838 steps. That's about 25,250 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,927,373 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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