Thursday December 06, 2001: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/6/2001, UK date format: 6/12/2001

December 6th, 2001 was the 340th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Thursday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Audrey McGraw .

The number one song in US was Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was #1 song in the UK.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2001 while The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Harold and the Purple Crayon. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ecks vs. Sever or Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.

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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December 06, 2001 Events

What happened on December 06, 2001?

Historical Events

  • Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian province of Newfoundland, is now Newfoundland and Labrador.

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What happened on December 06 in history? Find out the list of December 6th major events

What was 2001 famous for? Discover everything about 2001


December 06, 2001 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 06, 2001?

  • American child of country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Other December 6th famous birthdays

  • American composer, pianist and leader of a Jazz Quartet, one of the greatest jazz recording artists of all time.

  • French journalist, TV presenter, and amateur player of poker.

  • He is a French actor and comedian, and was born to a gallery owner (mother).

  • French-born daughter of Jacques Chirac and Bernadette Chirac, a well-known French family.

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How old am I?

If December 06, 2001 is your birthday you are 21 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 06.

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December 06, 2001 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 06, 2001?

Other December 6th famous deaths

  • Roy Orbison

    American singer-songwriter and rock and roll musician.

  • Actresses (Fistful Of Dollars) die at 61.

  • French-American psychiatrist and revolutionary writer.

  • Don Ameche

    American actor, vaudeville and radio star with over 50 films dating back to 1936.

See all famous people who died on December 6th


December 06, 2001 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

Personality of December born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Metal

Snake personality

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Can the numbers in December 06, 2001 reveal something about your future ? Find out


December 06, 2001 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 06, 2001?

The day of the week was Thursday.

December 6th marks the 339th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2001.

There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 06, 2001 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 06, 2001?


  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 06, 2001? Which were the top hits on December 06, 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Family Affairyoutube
  2. - U Got It Badyoutube
  3. - How You Remind Meyoutube
  4. - Hero
  5. - Turn Off The Light

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Gotta Get Thru This
  2. - Have You Ever
  3. - Somethin' Stupid
  4. - Murder On The Dancefloor
  5. - Who Do You Love Now (Stringer)

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - U Got It Badyoutube
  2. - Rock The Boat
  3. - Differences
  4. - Always On Time
  5. - We Thuggin'

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Tantita Pena
  2. - Dejame Entrar
  3. - Suerte [Whenever, Wherever]
  4. - Heroe
  5. - Usted Se Me Llevo La Vida

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2001

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

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

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Release year: 2001

Directed by: David Piel

Justice League

Justice League

Release year: 2001

Written by:

Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States of America

The Kumars at No. 42

The Kumars at No. 42

Release year: 2001

Sitting Ducks

Sitting Ducks

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Henry Jaglom

Magazine Covers

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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections


Enid Lambert was awarded the 2001 National Book Award in Fiction. After almost fifty years of being a mother and wife, Enid is ready for some fun. Alfred, her husband is suffering from Parkinson's disease and Enid Lambert's children are …

Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think by Chris Matthews

Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think


A PATRIOT PLAYS HARDBALL Chris Matthews has been playing "hardball," since the moment he was born. From his first political race in the first grade, to his many years as a worker

Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Journey Through Heartsongs


Mattie J.T. Stepanek leads us on a Journey Through Heartsongs, featuring more of his beautiful poems. These poems reflect the rare wisdom Mattie gained through his battle with rare forms of muscular dystrophy, and the loss of his three siblings …

One Nation by the editors of Life magazine

One Nation


LIFE has been there to help us remember and renew during our nation's most difficult times. The LIFE editors have compiled a powerful, beautifully illustrated account of tragedy as well as triumph.

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex


Theodore Rex is Theodore Roosevelt's story, which has never been told fully before. It tells the story of two world-changing terms that Theodore Roosevelt held as President of The United States. "TR" was successful 100 years before the September 11th …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 6th, 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?

Ecks vs. Sever

Ecks vs. Sever

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Bam! Entertainment Franchise Interactive

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Platform: PlayStation 2 GameCube Xbox

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Universal Interactive



Platform: Cross-platform

Genre: First-person shooter

SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge

SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge

Platform: PlayStation, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: THQ

Floigan Bros.

Floigan Bros.

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega


December 06, 2001 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for December 06, 2001 is Last Quarter.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.75
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $23.48
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $67.98
  • General Electric GE: opens at $37.90
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $120.50

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 124.68 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5726 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.6472 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 111.59 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6263 GBP

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