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2000 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
2000 20 Years Ago | History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|New York Yankees|
Superbowl XXXIV Champions
|St. Louis Rams|
National Basketball Association Champions
|Los Angeles Lakers|
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
|New Jersey Devils|
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Marat Safin/Venus Williams|
|Pete Sampras/Venus Williams|
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 1, 2000 - Michigan over
Rose Bowl: January 1, 2000 - Wisconsin over Stanford
Sugar Bowl : January 4, 2000 - Florida State over Virginia Tech
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Saliln 'N Erin's Shameless|
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|George W. Bush|
Time Magazine's Person of the Century
|Heather French (Maysville, KY)|
|Lynnette Cole (Tennessee)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Gillian Anderson, Maria Bello, Julie Benz, Jessica Biel, Thora Birch, Jordana Brewster, Gisele Bundchen, Charisma Carpenter, Laetitia Casta, Rachael Leigh Cook, Penelope Cruz, Brittany Daniel, Rosario Dawson, Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Shannon Elizabeth, Melissa Joan Hart, Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, Jaime King, Mia Kirshner, Heidi Klum, Anna Kournikova, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Jenny McCarthy, Brittany Murphy, Thandie Newton, Piper Parabo, Jessica Pare, Amanda Peet, Daniela Pestova, Bijou Phillips, Laura Prepon, Jaime Pressly, Tara Reid, Rebecca Romijn, Portia de Rossi, Chloe Sevigny, Victoria Silvstedt, Jessica Simpson, Amy Smart, Kim Smith, Britney Spears, Julia Stiles, Mena Suvari, Dominique Swain, Hilary Swank, Kristy Swanson, Robin Tunney, Gabrielle Union, Estella Warren, Reese Witherspoon, Alicia Witt|
|"I have nipples Greg, could you milk me?"
- Robert De Nero in Meet The Parents
2000 Pop Culture History
DJ Carl Cox played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) on New Year's Eve twice, by performing in Sydney, Australia and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line.
The creator of The Sims, (released January 31, 2000) Will Wright, was inspired to make the game after losing his home and most of his material possessions in a fire in 1991. Thinking about the value of material needs as he rebuilt his life gave him the idea of a game where players managed the life of a suburban household.
The Keep Calm and Carry On posters were rarely used in WW2. The
phrase only came to popular attention after a poster was found in
a book shop in 2000 and put on display.
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|Jenifer Lopez's Grammy Dress. Google Images was created,
in part, in response to Jennifer Lopez wearing a Versace dress to
the Grammy's in 2000, which subsequently resulted in Google's "most
popular search query" they had seen to date: Jennifer Lopez's
Sony invented a movie critic by the name of David Manning and used his fictional quotes to promote movies. Sony ended up paying over $1.5m to moviegoers in a class action lawsuit and over $300,000 to the state of Connecticut where Manning supposedly worked at a small weekly paper.
The Chernobyl power plant didn't go completely off line until this year.
The Joshua Tree made famous by U2, has been dead since late 2000. A plaque commemorates where it stood
Thomas More, executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England, was made the patron saint of politicians by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
Halle Berry was involved in a hit and run accident with Hetal Raythatha. Berry's lawyer said that "neither drugs nor alcohol played any part in this accident."After Halle fled the scene, claiming she had no memory of the event.
Nickelodeon released a TV Movie in 2000, Cry Baby Lane, it was so scary that many parents complained about it being shown on a children's television network.
Meg Ryan left hubby Dennis Quaid for what turned out to be a fling with Russell Crowe
Hip Hop Obesity Death: Big Pun
Beloved Mad Magazine Cartoonist Death: Don Martin
The police found cocaine and valium in Robert Downey Jr.'s Merv Griffin Hotel room.
Zeb Quinn went missing in 2000. His car was found two weeks later, with it's lights on, a pair of lipstick lips drawn on the rear windshield, and a live Labrador puppy inside. Zeb Quinn has never been found.
A Wild Turkey whiskey storage facility caught fire, spilling 17,000 barrels of flaming whiskey into the surrounding woods, catching them ablaze. Twenty percent of the whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River, disrupting its oxygen supply, killing 228,000 fish along 66 miles of the river.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
Sony Playstation 2, Who wants to be a Millionaire Board Game , Barbie, Mary-Kate and Ashely merchandise, Addams Family gift set, The Sims computer game
2000 was the first year Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially
observed in all 50 states.
|Reading The Brethern by John Grisham|
United States 2000 Census
|Total US Population: 281,421,906
1. New York, New York - 8,008,278
2. Los Angeles, California - 3,694,820
3. Chicago, Illinois - 2,896,016
4. Houston, Texas - 1,953,631
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1,517,550
6. Phoenix, Arizona - 1,321,045
7. San Diego, California - 1,223,400
8. Dallas, Texas - 1,188,580
9. San Antonio, Texas - 1,144,646
10. Detroit, Michigan - 951,270
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson Video Games
Born June 13, 1986, the twins got their careers started on Television's
Full House (1987-1995)
The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (1999, Game Boy Color, Mary-Kate and Ashley: Dance Party of the Century (1999, PC), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Get a Clue (2000, Game Boy Color), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall (2000, PlayStation), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Pocket Planner (2000, Game Boy Color), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Winner's Circle (2001, PlayStation, Game Boy Color), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course (2001, PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Girls' Night Out (2002, Game Boy Advance), Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive (2002, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson Movies
|Movies: To Grandmother's House We Go (1992),
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993), How the West Was
Fun (1994), It Takes Two (1995), Billboard Dad (1998),
Passport to Paris (1999), Switching Goals (1999), Our
Lips Are Sealed (2000), Winning London (2001), Holiday
in the Sun (2001), When in Rome (2002), Getting There
(2002), The Challenge (2003), New York Minute (2004)
In 2008, the Olsen twins co-authored Influence, a book featuring interviews with fashion designers that have inspired the twins' fashion lines.
2000/1 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. Survivor (CBS)
2. ER (NBC)
3. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire(ABC)
4. Friends (NBC)
5. Monday Night Football
6. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
7. Law & Order (NBC)
8. The Practice (ABC)
9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
10. The West Wing (NBC)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 2000 include
Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Carl Thomas, Christina Aguilera, Creed, Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, DMX, Donell Jones, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Faith Hill, Jagged Edge, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Keith Urban, Lil Bow Wow, Lonestar, Ludacris, Madonna, Matchbox Twenty, Mya, Mystikal, Nelly, *NSYNC, Outkast, Pink, Rascal Flatts, R. Kelly, Santana, Savage Garden, Sisqo, 3 Doors Down, Tim McGraw, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston,
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 2000
|October 23, 1999 - January 14, 2000: Santana featuring
Rob Thomas - Smooth
January 15, 2000 - January 28, 2000: Christina Aguilera - What a Girl Wants
January 29, 2000 - February 18, 2000: Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
February 19, 2000 - March 3, 2000: Mariah Carey featuring Joe and 98 Degrees - Thank God I Found You
March 4, 2000 - March 17, 2000: Lonestar - Amazed
March 18, 2000 - April 7, 2000: Destiny's Child - Say My Name
April 8, 2000 - June 16, 2000: Santana featuring The Product G&B - Maria Maria
June 17, 2000 - June 23, 2000: Aaliyah - Try Again
June 24, 2000 - July 14, 2000: Enrique Iglesias - Be With You
July 15, 2000 - July 21, 2000: Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
July 22, 2000 - July 28, 2000: Matchbox Twenty - Bent
July 29, 2000 - August 11, 2000: 'N Sync - It's Gonna Be Me
August 12, 2000 - August 25, 2000: Sisqó - Incomplete
August 26, 2000 - September 15, 2000: Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
September 16, 2000 - October 13, 2000: Madonna - Music
October 14, 2000 - November 10, 2000: Christina Aguilera - Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
November 11, 2000 - November 17, 2000: Creed - With Arms Wide Open
November 18, 2000 - February 2, 2001: Destiny's Child - Independent Women
(according to boxofficemojo)
Big Momma's House, Cast Away, Charlie's Angels, Chicken Run, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dinosaur, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator, Gone in 60 Seconds, Highlander: Endgame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mission Impossible II, Meet the Parents, Miss Congeniality, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Patriot, The Perfect Storm, Pitch Black, Remember the Titans, The Road to El Dorado, Scary Movie, Traffic, Unbreakable, What Lies Beneath, What Women Want, X-Men
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