Thursday December 21, 2000: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/21/2000, UK date format: 21/12/2000

December 21st, 2000 was the 356th day of the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Thursday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Jakob Delgado and Bailey Bostwick.

The number one song in US was Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was #1 song in the UK.

Magnolia, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2000 while The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Canada: A People's History. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 or Dark Reign 2.

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

You can also have a look at December 21 across the years or at December 2000 calendar.

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December 21, 2000 Events

What happened on December 21, 2000?

Historical Events

  • Eric Joyce, Labour's candidate for Falkirk West, wins the UK by-election. It is the result of Dennis Canavan's resignation.

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See also

What happened on December 21 in history? Find out the list of December 21st major events

What was 2000 famous for? Discover everything about 2000


December 21, 2000 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 21, 2000?

Other December 21st famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 21, 2000 is your birthday you are 22 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 21.

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December 21, 2000 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 21, 2000?

Other December 21st famous deaths

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December 21, 2000 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Sagittarius personality

Who should a Sagittarius marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

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Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Metal

Dragon personality

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December 21, 2000 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 21, 2000?

The day of the week was Thursday.

December 21st marks the 355th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2000.

There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 21, 2000 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 21, 2000?


  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 21, 2000? Which were the top hits on December 21, 2000?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Independent Women Part Iyoutube
  2. - It Wasn't Me
  3. - Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)
  4. - With Arms Wide Openyoutube
  5. - He Loves U Not

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Independent Women Part 1
  2. - I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun
  3. - Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta
  4. - Can We Fix It
  5. - Two In A Million / You're My Number One

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Independent Women Part Iyoutube
  2. - Ms. Jackson
  3. - I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
  4. - I Wish
  5. - My First Love

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Yo Te Amo
  2. - Cuando Seas Mia
  3. - A Puro Dolor
  4. - Por Amarte Asi
  5. - Te Quise Olvidar

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2000

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan

Country: United States of America

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Iben Hjejle, John Cusack

Country: United States of America

The Beach

The Beach

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Tilda Swinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Helene De Fougerolles

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Canada: A People's History

Canada: A People's History

Release year: 2000

Starring: Lorne Cardinal, Paule Baillargeon, Torri Higginson, Jeff Page

Country: Canada

Einsatz in Hamburg

Einsatz in Hamburg

Release year: 2000

Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Steven Tylor O'Connor



Release year: 2000

Directed by: John Guillermin

Black Books

Black Books

Release year: 2000

Written by:

Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation


This is the instant bestseller and instant classic that has changed how we see World War II. It was written by the beloved journalist, whose iconic career lasted over fifty years.

The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles

The Beatles Anthology


This remarkable project was possible because Paul McCartney and George Harrison have agreed to share their stories together for this book.

Code To Zero by Ken Follett

Code To Zero


January 1958 - The darkest hour in the cold war, and the dawn of the space race. America's greatest hope of catching up is at Cape Canaveral's launch pad.

The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

The Mark


His Excellency Nicolae Carpathia, Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia, is back as Satan. The beast is resurrected and indwelt again by the devil, which tightens his grip on the reign of the world.

Deck The Halls by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Deck The Halls


Mary Higgins Clark (the Queen of Suspense) and Carol Higgins Clark (bestselling author), teamed up for the first time to produce an entertaining suspense novel.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 21st, 2000 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: EA Games

Dark Reign 2

Dark Reign 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Activision

Destruction Derby Raw

Destruction Derby Raw

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: EU Sony Computer Entertainment Europe; NA Midway Games

Army Men: Air Tactics

Army Men: Air Tactics

Platform: Windows

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: The 3DO Company

ESPN MLS GameNight

ESPN MLS GameNight

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Football/Soccer

Publisher: Konami


December 21, 2000 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on December 21, 2000

Sport Games on December 21, 2000


American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - New York Knicks : 92 - 86
  • Chicago Bulls - Orlando Magic : 88 - 99
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Houston Rockets : 99 - 94
  • New Jersey Nets - Milwaukee Bucks : 78 - 80
See all Basketball game results of December 21, 2000

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Leganes - Ath Madrid : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 21, 2000

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Le Havre : 3 - 0
  • Angers - Cannes : 1 - 3
  • Beauvais - Lorient : 1 - 3
  • Caen - Gueugnon : 2 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Creteil : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 21, 2000

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Lens : 3 - 2
  • Bordeaux - Nantes : 0 - 2
  • Lille - Bastia : 1 - 0
  • Lyon - St Etienne : 2 - 1
  • Paris SG - Troyes : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 2000

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $85.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.25
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $40.75
  • General Electric GE: opens at $47.56
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $85.50

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 112.24 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.6637 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 102.8 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6208 GBP
  • 1 EUR = 1.6489 AUD

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