Sunday 24 December 2000, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ethan Bortnick .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child.
In UK Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was in the top 5 hits.
Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000
while Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fantastic Voyages.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crimson Skies or Test Drive Cycles.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 2000 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
- Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings: 18 people are killed in multiple Islamist bomb attacks on churches across Indonesia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2000 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part 1
- Westlife - I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun
- Bob The Builder - Can We Fix It
- Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta - Artful Dodger featuring Craig David
- S Club 7 - Never Had A Dream Come True
- S Club 7 - Two In A Million / You're My Number One
- LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight
- Steps - Say You'll Be Mine / Better The Devil You Know
- Eminem - Stan
- The Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)
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