Sunday December 24, 2000, Christmas Eve: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/24/2000, UK date format: 24/12/2000

December 24th, 2000 was the 359th day of the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Sunday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Ethan Bortnick .

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 Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz 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 Deep Fighter or Lego Alpha Team.

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

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December 24, 2000 Events

What happened on December 24, 2000?

Historical Events

  • Texas 7 rob a Irving sports store. Aubrey Hawkins, a police officer, is killed in the robbery.
  • Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings: At most 18 people are killed by multiple Islamist bombings on churches in Indonesia.

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What happened on December 24 in history? Find out the list of December 24th major events

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December 24, 2000 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 24, 2000?

Other December 24th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 24, 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 24.

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December 24, 2000 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 24, 2000?

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December 24, 2000 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn 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 24, 2000 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 24, 2000?

The day of the week was Sunday.

December 24th marks the 358th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2000.

There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 24, 2000 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 24, 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.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 24, 2000? Which were the top hits on December 24, 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

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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

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Release year: 2000

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth



Merrick by Anne Rice



Anne Rice once more shows her ability to weave together two of her most captivating worlds in this spellbinding novel. those of the Vampire Chronicles or the Mayfair witches.

On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing


Entertainment Weekly declared, "Long Live the King," upon the publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. This superb volume is a memoir and master class from one of the most bestselling authors ever.

Roses Are Red by James Patterson

Roses Are Red


This thrilling thriller features Detective Alex Cross as he pursues the Mastermind, the most brilliant criminal he has ever encountered. Washington, D.C. has been stunned by a series crime sprees.

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.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 24th, 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?

Deep Fighter

Deep Fighter

Platform: Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows

Publisher: Ubisoft

Lego Alpha Team

Lego Alpha Team

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Lego Media

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Magical Ballroom

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Magical Ballroom

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Flying Heroes

Flying Heroes

Platform: Windows 95/98/2000/XP

Genre: Fantasy, Shooter, Simulation

Publisher: Take 2 Interactive

Crimson Skies

Crimson Skies

Platform: Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, Arcade

Genre: Action, Arcade flight

Publisher: ACES Studio, Microsoft, Tsunami Visual Technologies (arcade)


December 24, 2000 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on December 24, 2000

Sport Games on December 24, 2000


American Football
  • Arizona Cardinals - Washington Redskins : 3 - 20
  • Carolina Panthers - Oakland Raiders : 9 - 52
  • Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions : 23 - 20
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Philadelphia Eagles : 7 - 16
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Atlanta Falcons : 13 - 29
See all American Football game results of December 24, 2000

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