Thursday December 28, 2000

US date format: 12/28/2000, UK date format: 28/12/2000

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 2000). 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. Famous people born on this day include Larissa Manoela and Kaylyn Slevin. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Sleepless, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000 while Journey by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kutumb. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat Flight Simulator 2 or Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.

Events

  • U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business, after 128 years.
  • John Kufuor wins the second ballot in the presidential election to become President of Ghana. His victory marks the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since the country achieved independence in 1957.
  • U.S. department store chain Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business 128 years after it was founded as the world's first mail order business.

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Movies

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Sleepless

Sleepless

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia

Delivering Milo

Delivering Milo

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott

The Body

The Body

Directed by: Jonas McCord

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

An Everlasting Piece

An Everlasting Piece

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Barry McEvoy, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn

Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 28, 2000

Sport Games on December 28, 2000


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Minnesota Timberwolves : 81 - 88
  • Boston Celtics - New Jersey Nets : 112 - 111
  • Charlotte Hornets - Sacramento Kings : 87 - 91
  • Detroit Pistons - Orlando Magic : 96 - 102
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Dallas Mavericks : 96 - 105
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Kutumb

Kutumb

Canada: A People's History

Canada: A People's History

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

Country: Canada

Einsatz in Hamburg

Einsatz in Hamburg

Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Directed by: Steven Tylor O'Connor

Sheena

Sheena

Directed by: John Guillermin

Days to next December 28

If December 28, 2000 is your birthday you're 19 years, 8 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Journey by Danielle Steel

Journey

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Everyone knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman. Jack is the head of her network. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage.

The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception

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After fifteen years as a brilliant master spy, Nick Bryson has disappeared into anonymity as a professor at an exclusive college in western Pennsylvania―until he's suddenly lured back into the game.Recruited

My War by Andy Rooney

My War

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My War is a blunt, funny, idiosyncratic account of Andy Rooney's World War II. As a young, naïve correspondent for The Stars and Stripes, Rooney flew bomber missions, arrived in France

In Tuscany by Bob Krist

In Tuscany

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From the bestselling author whose memoirs Under the Sun and Bella Tuscany have captured the voluptuousness of Italian life comes a lavishly illustrated ode to the joys of Tuscany's people, food,

The Constant Gardener by John le Carre

The Constant Gardener

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The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Catechumen

Catechumen

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, first-person shooter

Publisher: N'Lightning Software

Europa Universalis: Crown of the North Svea Rike III (original title)

Europa Universalis: Crown of the North Svea Rike III (original title)

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy, Grand strategy

Publisher: SWE Levande Böcker; World PAN Vision; NA Strategy First

Animorphs: Know the Secret

Animorphs: Know the Secret

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Role-playing video game

Publisher: GT Interactive

Combat Flight Simulator 2

Combat Flight Simulator 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Microsoft

Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul

Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: role playing game, real-time strategy

Publisher: Nival Interactive

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.63
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.38
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $45.13
  • General Electric GE: opens at $48.94
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.50

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 114.33 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.636 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 106.15 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.622 GBP
  • 1 EUR = 1.6755 AUD

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