December 29th, 2000

December 29th, 2000, fell on a Friday. It was day 364 of 2000. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since December 29th, 2000.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 29th, 2000:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Cast Away" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 29th, 2000 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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 Cast Away is at the top of the Box Office.

The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market. 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.

The PlayStation 2 has just been released. People are watching popular TV shows such as "JAG", "Sex and the City", "That '70s Show" and "Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Deus Ex", "Diablo II", "Final Fantasy IX" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "Dora the Explorer", "Rocket Power" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "The Dreamcast", "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 29th, 2000.

  • Gladiator

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

  • Jennifer Lopez

    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%.

  • 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 19 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since December 29th, 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 29th, 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 978048000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 29th, 2000:

  • December 4th, 2000: Eminem releases his single "Stan".
  • 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 allows 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 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 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 28th, 2000: American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.
  • 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 26th, 2001: 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Gujarat, India.
  • January 28th, 2001: Super Bowl XXXV: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the New York Giants by 34-7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
  • January 28th, 2001: Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly perform at the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 29th, 2000, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2000 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 29th, 2000 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Dark Angel - Starring Jessica Alba.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.
  • Becker - TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

2000 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2000.

"Malcolm in the Middle" - "Roswell" - "Rocket Power" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Dawson's Creek" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "City Guys" - "Recess" - "The Angry Beavers" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "Daria" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "7th Heaven" - "Moesha" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "Rugrats" - "The Simpsons"


2000 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2000:

  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • The Dreamcast
  • Groovy Girls

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 29th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 29th, 2000:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was -1.3 degrees Celsius. 8cm of snow fell. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -2.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 29th, 2000.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 29th, 2000 was probably conceived around the 21st of March, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 29th, 2000 is the 8th of October, 2001. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 29th, 2000.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 29th, 2000.

  • 7,126 days have passed since this date.
  • 615,682,800 seconds have passed since the December 29th, 2000.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 718,296,600 times.
  • Since December 29th, 2000, earth has travelled approximately 317,692,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,613,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,948,721 steps. That's about 23,533 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,388,194 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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