Saturday December 22, 2001: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/22/2001, UK date format: 22/12/2001

December 22nd, 2001 was the 356th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Saturday.

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 The Final Days by Barbara Olson was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Micawber. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty Warriors 3 or Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.

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.

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December 22, 2001 Events

What happened on December 22, 2001?

Historical Events

  • After Richard Reid, a passenger, attempts to light his shoe filled with explosives on fire, a flight departing from Paris, France, is diverted to Boston Massachusetts.
  • Richard Reid attempts destruction of a passenger airliner aboard American Airlines Flight 63 by setting off explosives in his shoes.
  • Burhanuddin Rabani, the political leader of Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, hand over power to the interim government led by President Hamid Karzai.

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What happened on December 22 in history? Find out the list of December 22nd major events

What was 2001 famous for? Discover everything about 2001


December 22, 2001 Famous Birthdays

Other December 22nd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 22, 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 22.

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December 22, 2001 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 22, 2001?

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December 22, 2001 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn 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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December 22, 2001 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 22, 2001?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 22nd marks the 355th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2001.

There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 22, 2001 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 22, 2001?


  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 22, 2001? Which were the top hits on December 22, 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

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The Final Days by Barbara Olson

The Final Days


Olson gives a razor-sharp view of the shocking Clintons' excesses in the final days of their office. These include the outrageous pardons of political cronies, friends, and the looting the White House.

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams


This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography about America's founder father and second president is a bestseller. It was brilliantly written by David McCullough, master historian.

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

Churchill by Roy Jenkins



Roy Jenkins presents a complete portrait of Winston Churchill in Churchill. It covers his childhood, World War II, and beyond.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a Christmas without any presents. There will be no Christmas crowds, office parties, fruitcakes or unwanted gifts, and no crowded malls. This is exactly what Luther Krank and Nora Krank had in mind when they …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 22nd, 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?

Dynasty Warriors 3

Dynasty Warriors 3

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Hack and slash Tactical action

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

Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Platform: Microsoft Windows Macintosh PlayStation 2 Xbox Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

Cross Gate

Cross Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows


Publisher: Enix Square Enix

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter Action-adventure

Publisher: Disney Interactive


December 22, 2001 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

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See Moon rising and setting times on December 22, 2001

Sport Games on December 22, 2001

Sport Games on December 22, 2001

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Chievo - Roma : 0 - 3
  • Lazio - Bologna : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of December 22, 2001

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Westerlo - Standard : 1 - 2
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Espanol - Barcelona : 2 - 0
  • La Coruna - Betis : 2 - 0
  • Sevilla - Celta : 0 - 1
  • Sociedad - Valladolid : 6 - 0
  • Tenerife - Las Palmas : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of December 22, 2001

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Albacete - Ferrol : 2 - 1
  • Ath Madrid - Santander : 2 - 0
  • Elche - Jaen : 1 - 3
  • Murcia - Burgos : 1 - 2
  • Numancia - Leganes : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 22, 2001

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