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.
What happened on December 28th, 2000?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 28th, 2000.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "What Women Want" was at the top of the box office on December 28th, 2000.
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 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.
At this time, the film "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks, was showing in movie theaters.
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 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.
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.
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%.
The song "Beautiful Day" by Irish rock band U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2000's Record of the Year.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, 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 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.
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.
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.
The historical film "Gladiator" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
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 and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around December 28th, 2000.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
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.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
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.
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
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 on this date.
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.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 28th.
Historical weather information for December 28th, 2000.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 28th, 2000.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 28th, 2000.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about December 28th, 2000.
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