Wednesday May 02, 2001: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/2/2001, UK date format: 2/5/2001

May 2nd, 2001 was the 122nd day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Wednesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Yum Soda .

The number one song in US was All For You by Janet. Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was #1 song in the UK.

Moulin Rouge!, directed by Baz Luhrmann, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2001 while Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Dismissed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boxing Fever or Halo.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), 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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May 02, 2001 Events

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What happened on May 02 in history? Find out the list of May 2nd major events

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May 02, 2001 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on May 02, 2001?

Other May 2nd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If May 02, 2001 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 May 02.

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May 02, 2001 Famous Deaths

Other May 2nd famous deaths

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May 02, 2001 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Metal

Snake personality

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May 02, 2001 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 02, 2001?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

May 2nd marks the 121st day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2001.

There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 02, 2001 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 02, 2001?


  • Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
  • Iran - Teacher's Day
  • Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
  • Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
  • Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
  • saint tsar Boris
  • Bahá'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridván


  • World Tuna Day


  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
  • Saint Boris
  • Saint Athanasius
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 02, 2001? Which were the top hits on May 02, 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - All For You
  2. - Survivor
  3. - Thankyou
  4. - Hanging By A Moment
  5. - Ride Wit Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Stop Movin'
  2. - It's Raining Men
  3. - Out Of Reach
  4. - Survivor
  5. - Cold As Ice

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Missing You
  2. - All For You
  3. - Heard It All Before
  4. - Love
  5. - Get Ur Freak On

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Quiero
  2. - Solo Quiero Amarte
  3. - Abrazame Muy Fuerte
  4. - Y Llegaste Tu
  5. - No Te Podias Quedar

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2001

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

Country: United States of America

The Faculty

The Faculty

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Country: United States of America

What Women Want

What Women Want

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2001

Directed by: Roman Coppola

Starring: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Release year: 2001

Directed by: Benjamin Arfmann

Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys

Release year: 2001

Written by:

Starring: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Country: Canada

Dog Eat Dog

Dog Eat Dog

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Paul Schrader



Release year: 2001

Directed by: Eduardo Maytorena

Texas Justice

Texas Justice

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Dick Lowry

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation


New York Times Bestseller with a New Afterword.Schlosser is known for his flair for setting stunning scenes and a wealth of fascinating facts.

The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve

The Last Time They Met


From the moment Linda and Thomas first met at a charming hotel in a faraway city to the moment they finally meet thirty-five years ago on a rocky shore, it was a fateful encounter that binds them together.

Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick

Slightly Shady


Amanda Quick's bestseller trademark is suspense and passion in historical stories that are ablaze with sparkling wit, and full of dangerous intrigue.

The Bonesetter'S Daughter by Amy Tan

The Bonesetter'S Daughter


""As captivating as Tan's first bestseller, The Joy Luck Club. . . Amy Tan is the only one who writes with more empathy about daughters and mothers than Amy Tan."

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King



Stephen King is a master storyteller and his #1 New York Times Bestseller about four friends who meet evil in the Maine woods. Twenty-five years ago, they bravely stood up to save a child with a mental disability from being …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 2nd, 2001 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?

Boxing Fever

Boxing Fever

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Boxing

Publisher: Majesco



Platform: Xbox; Microsoft Windows; OS X; Xbox 360; Windows Phone; iOS; Xbox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Batman: Vengeance

Batman: Vengeance

Platform: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment

The ClueFinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure!

The ClueFinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure!

Platform: PC (Windows, Macintosh)

Genre: Educational/adventure/science fiction/mystery

Publisher: The Learning Company

Advance Wars

Advance Wars

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo


May 02, 2001 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for May 02, 2001 is First Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on May 02, 2001

Sport Games on May 02, 2001

Sport Games on May 02, 2001


American Basketball
  • New York Knicks - Toronto Raptors : 93 - 100
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Indiana Pacers : 88 - 85
  • Sacramento Kings - Phoenix Suns : 89 - 82
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Portsmouth - Crystal Palace : 2 - 4
  • Preston - Blackburn : 0 - 1
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol Rvs - Wycombe : 1 - 2
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Lincoln - Carlisle : 1 - 1
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.65
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $26.34
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $71.00
  • General Electric GE: opens at $49.03
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $118.30

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 121.73 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5328 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.7275 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 108.71 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6228 GBP

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