Friday December 21, 2001

US date format: 12/21/2001, UK date format: 21/12/2001

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 21, 2001). 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. In that special week of December people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. Nirgendwo in Afrika, directed by Caroline Link, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Last Man Standing by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Micawber. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania: Circle of the Moon or Dead or Alive 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2001, at December 21 across the years or at December 2001 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 21, 2001?


Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.

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Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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

Country: United States of America

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Directed by: Ron Howard

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

Country: United States of America

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Country: United States of America

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Country: United States of America

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 2001?
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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
Sport Games on December 21, 2001

Sport Games on December 21, 2001


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Club Brugge : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 2001

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Marseille - Lens : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 21, 2001

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brentford - Northampton : 3 - 0
  • Brighton - Chesterfield : 2 - 2
  • Notts County - Swindon : 3 - 1
  • Oldham - Port Vale : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 2001

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hull - Southend : 0 - 0
  • Mansfield - Exeter : 0 - 1
  • Shrewsbury - Macclesfield : 1 - 1
  • Swansea - Bristol Rvs : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of December 21, 2001

TV Series

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

Justice League

Written by:

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

Country: United States of America

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Directed by: David Piel

Micawber

Micawber

The Kumars at No. 42

The Kumars at No. 42

Hallo Robbie!

Hallo Robbie!

How old am I?

If December 21st, 2001 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Last Man Standing

By:

Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation.

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Wild Blue

By:

Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed author of Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage, carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine

He Sees You When You'Re Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

He Sees You When You'Re Sleeping

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From the "Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark, and bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark -- the acclaimed mother/daughter duo -- comes this holiday treat, a heartwarming tale of redemption and love.

The No Spin Zone by Bill O'Reilly

The No Spin Zone

By:

Bill O’Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book, The O’Reilly Factor, and his fans love him even more.

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross

By:

The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. The year is 1771, and war is coming.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Championship Manager Quiz

Championship Manager Quiz

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Arctic Thunder

Arctic Thunder

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Midway Games

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Platform-adventure, Action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

Dead or Alive 3

Dead or Alive 3

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Tecmo

21-Two One-

21-Two One-

Platform: Windows, Dreamcast

Genre: Romance, Mystery

Publisher: BasiL (Windows) PrincessSoft (DC)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.60
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.01
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $68.01
  • General Electric GE: opens at $41.10
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $122.70

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 129.64 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5851 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.6538 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 115.08 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.616 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 21, 2001?

On December 21, 2001 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 21, 2001?

On December 21, 2001 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 21, 2001?

On December 21, 2001 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 21, 2001?

On December 21, 2001 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 21, 2001?

On December 21, 2001 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on December 21, 2001?

Famous people died on December 21, 2001 include, Dick Schaap.

What was the number one song in December 21, 2001?

The number one song in the week of December 21, 2001 was How You Remind Me by Nickelback in US and Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield in UK.

What were the top hits on December 21, 2001?

The top hits on December 21, 2001 were How You Remind Me by Nickelback, U Got It Bad by Usher, Family Affair by Mary J. Blige in US and Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield, Have You Ever by S Club 7, Somethin' Stupid by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman in UK.


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