Thursday December 20, 2001: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/20/2001, UK date format: 20/12/2001

December 20th, 2001 was the 354th 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 Sepp van den Berg and Blake Bertrand.

The number one song in US was How You Remind Me by Nickelback. Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was #1 song in the UK.

Tigerland, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2001 while Last Man Standing by David Baldacci was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Micawber. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alchemy or Fighting Vipers 2.

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

You can also have a look at December 20 across the years or at December 2001 calendar.

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December 20, 2001 Events

What happened on December 20, 2001?

Historical Events

  • In the midst of violence and rioting, President Fernando De la Rua's Argentine government collapses. See also December 2001 riots

Old Newspapers from December 20, 2001

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See also

What happened on December 20 in history? Find out the list of December 20th major events

What was 2001 famous for? Discover everything about 2001


December 20, 2001 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 20, 2001?

Other December 20th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 20, 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 20.

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December 20, 2001 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 20, 2001?

Other December 20th famous deaths

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December 20, 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

Find out your Moon Sign

Can the numbers in December 20, 2001 reveal something about your future ? Find out


December 20, 2001 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 20, 2001?

The day of the week was Thursday.

December 20th marks the 353rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2001.

There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 20, 2001 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 20, 2001?


  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.


  • International Human Solidarity Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 20, 2001? Which were the top hits on December 20, 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - How You Remind Meyoutube
  2. - U Got It Badyoutube
  3. - Family Affairyoutube
  4. - Hero
  5. - Get The Party Started

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. - Always On Time
  3. - Rock The Boat
  4. - A Woman's Worth
  5. - We Thuggin'

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Dejame Entrar
  2. - Tantita Pena
  3. - Suerte [Whenever, Wherever]
  4. - Heroe
  5. - No Me Conoces Aun

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

Delivering Milo

Delivering Milo

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Nick Castle

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

Country: United States of America

Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Nick Gomez

Starring: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 2001

Hallo Robbie!

Hallo Robbie!

Release year: 2001

Country: Germany

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

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2001?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Last Man Standing by David Baldacci

Last Man Standing


Web London was trained to enter hostile territory and emerge alive. Web London was then forced to spend ten seconds in dark alleys, which cost him his friends, his fellow agents and his reputation.

The Fellowship of the Ring  by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring


Houghton Mifflin proudly presents a large-format, full-color guide to the cultures, characters, and locations of J.R.R. The movie The Fellowship of the Ring, which depicts Tolkien’s incredible creation Middle-earth as it appears in the film, is the first of three …

Brotherhood by Tony Hendra



"...collection evocatively understated photos showing all 70 city-affected firehouses... 50 well-known photographers have taken pictures that show the firehouses in every state of recovery and mourning, with donations

The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum

The Sigma Protocol


Ben Hartman is on vacation in Zurich, Switzerland. He meets Jimmy Cavanaugh, a madman who has been armed and programed to assassinate.

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 …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 20th, 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?



Platform: Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games

Fighting Vipers 2

Fighting Vipers 2

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Sega

Cosmic Smash

Cosmic Smash

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast

Genre: Sports (Squash)

Publisher: Sega

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action, shooter

Publisher: NA LucasArts; JP LucasArts; EU Activision

Codename: Outbreak

Codename: Outbreak

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Virgin Interactive


December 20, 2001 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for December 20, 2001 is First Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on December 20, 2001

Sport Games on December 20, 2001

Sport Games on December 20, 2001

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Hannover - Union Berlin : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of December 20, 2001

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crystal Palace - Nott'm Forest : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 20, 2001

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.55
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.40
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $69.15
  • General Electric GE: opens at $40.80
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $123.89

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 128.54 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5783 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.631 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 115.62 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6212 GBP

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