Wednesday December 26, 2001: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/26/2001, UK date format: 26/12/2001

December 26th, 2001 was the 360th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was How You Remind Me by Nickelback.

Tigerland, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2001 while Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Magical Egypt. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle Marrach or Conflict Zone.

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 26, 2001 Events

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December 26, 2001 Famous Birthdays

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December 26, 2001 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 26, 2001?

Other December 26th famous deaths

  • Gerald Ford

    American politician, lawyer, congressman, and Vice-President under Richard Nixon, 1969, and the 38th President the United States.

  • At 53, Zoologist (Gorillas In The Mist) was murdered.

  • Teena Marie

    American composer and singer (Born 1956).

  • Jason Robards

    American actor who appeared in more than 170 films over a forty-year career.

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December 26, 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

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Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Metal

Snake personality

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December 26, 2001 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 26, 2001?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

December 26th marks the 359th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2001.

There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 26, 2001 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 26, 2001?


  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
  • First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
  • Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 26, 2001? Which were the top hits on December 26, 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. - Get The Party Started
  5. - Hero

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - U Got It Badyoutube
  2. - Always On Time
  3. - A Woman's Worth
  4. - Rock The Boat
  5. - Butterflies

Top #5 Latin songs

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

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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

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Magical Egypt

Magical Egypt

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Jesús Sánchez Romeva



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

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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 …

Christmas In Plains by Jimmy Carter

Christmas In Plains


This bestselling bestseller features President Carter's early years in Plains (Georgia), the same place that inspired readers of An Hour Before Daylight. The New Yorker called it "an unforgettable"

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 …

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross


The fifth volume in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander saga is a stunning feat of storytelling. It features James Fraser, an 18th-century Scotsman, and Claire Randall, a 20th-century time-travelling wife. It is 1771 and war is on the horizon.

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 …

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castle Marrach

Castle Marrach

Platform: Web browser

Genre: MUSH roleplaying game

Publisher: Skotos

Conflict Zone

Conflict Zone

Platform: Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Windows

Genre: Real time strategy

Publisher: Ubisoft

Capcom vs. SNK 2

Capcom vs. SNK 2

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Fighting Vipers 2

Fighting Vipers 2

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Sega

Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace

Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision


December 26, 2001 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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The moon phase for December 26, 2001 is Full Moon.

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Sport Games on December 26, 2001

Sport Games on December 26, 2001

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Sheffield United : 1 - 2
  • Gillingham - Portsmouth : 2 - 0
  • Grimsby - Coventry : 0 - 1
  • Man City - West Brom : 0 - 0
  • Millwall - Crystal Palace : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of December 26, 2001

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Oldham : 0 - 2
  • Cambridge - Brentford : 2 - 1
  • Cardiff - Reading : 2 - 2
  • Huddersfield - Peterboro : 3 - 1
  • Northampton - Colchester : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of December 26, 2001

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol Rvs - Leyton Orient : 5 - 3
  • Cheltenham - Shrewsbury : 1 - 0
  • Exeter - Swansea : 0 - 3
  • Kidderminster - Rochdale : 4 - 1
  • Macclesfield - Halifax : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 26, 2001

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Chelsea : 2 - 1
  • Aston Villa - Liverpool : 1 - 2
  • Blackburn - Sunderland : 0 - 3
  • Bolton - Leeds : 0 - 3
  • Celtic - Livingston : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2001

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $39.15
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.35
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $67.42
  • General Electric GE: opens at $40.90
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $122.00

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 130.71 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.6006 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.6923 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 114.89 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6039 GBP

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