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Russell Crowe in 'Gladiator'

Turning 20 in 2020: Gladiator, The Sims, the final Peanuts strip and more

Are we not entertained?

By The Telegraph
  • Published 19.01.20, 5:02 PM
  • Updated 19.01.20, 5:13 PM
  • 2 mins read
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Gladiator

Everybody wanted to see Russell Crowe at his grandiose best in this Ridley Scott-directed film.

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Britney Spears' 'Oops!... I Did It Again'

Oops!... I Did It Again

According to Billboard, the slick, robotically executed album sold 1.3 million copies in the first week of its release.

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The Sims

The Sims

Released in 2000, the simulation video game was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame in 2016. It made us fall for small-scale worlds of household life.

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The Marshall Mathers LP

The Marshall Mathers LP

People loved listening to this classic Eminem album not just musically but also lyrically.

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NSYNC’s second album 'No Strings Attached'

No Strings Attached

NSYNC’s second album dropped in 2000 and is remembered as much for tracks like Bye Bye Bye and This I Promise You as the LP sleeve.

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Coldplay's 'Parachutes'

Parachutes

Coldplay entered our world with their debut studio album and Yellow was on every teenage lip.

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International Space Station

International Space Station

The first crew to live on the International Space Station arrived in November 2000. 

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Charles Schulz

The final Peanuts strip

The final strip was published on February 13, 2000, while the creator of the beloved comic strip, Charles Schulz, died in his sleep the day before.

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Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

In this iconic biographical film released on 17 March 2000, Julia Roberts played the titular character who fights Pacific Gas & Energy Company after she discovers that it was contaminating groundwater with a carcinogen. 

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods roars

By winning the British Open, the golfer became the youngest player ever to win a Grand Slam on July 23, 2000. In other words, he won all the four major tournaments at least once.

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Tom Hanks in 'Cast Away'

Cast Away

In this movie released on December 22, 2000, Tom Hanks turned in a brilliant movie playing a FedEx engineer stranded on a deserted island after his plane crashes. Considered dead, he returns after four years to find his girlfriend had moved on with her life.

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Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer

Our very own Spanish teacher! A little girl and her best friend Boots, the monkey, brought us joy.

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Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310

The much-loved phone which was more or less unbreakable and came with the Snake game appeared.

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Turning 50

Glastonbury will celebrate its 50th birthday

Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney have been booked as two of the headliners.

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