Wednesday January 31, 2001

US date format: 1/31/2001, UK date format: 31/1/2001

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on January 31, 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 January people in US were listening to It Wasn't Me by Shaggy. In UK Whole Again by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Enemy at the Gates, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Delicious Proposal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clive Barker's Undying or Batman: Chaos in Gotham.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2001, at January 31 across the years or at January 2001 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 31, 2001?


Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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Events

  • In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • Sega officially announces that they are going to discontinue their Dreamcast system on March 30. They also said that they vowed never to make another video game system ever again and to make only video games.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Baran

Baran

Directed by: Majid Majidi

Starring: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Country: United States of America

Manic

Manic

Directed by: Jordan Melamed

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Bacall, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle

Tape

Tape

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 31, 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whole Again
  2. - Rollin'
  3. - Teenage Dirtbag
  4. - Pop Ya Collar
  5. - The Next Episode

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Ms. Jackson
  2. - Stutter
  3. - Danger (Been So Long)
  4. - Put It On Me
  5. - Promise

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Abrazame Muy Fuerte
  2. - Te Quise Olvidar
  3. - Yo Te Amo
  4. - Cuando Seas Mia
  5. - Infiel
Sport Games on January 31, 2001

Sport Games on January 31, 2001


NBA

American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Indiana Pacers : 102 - 96
  • Denver Nuggets - Milwaukee Bucks : 111 - 116
  • Detroit Pistons - New Jersey Nets : 112 - 103
  • Los Angeles Clippers - San Antonio Spurs : 70 - 92
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Minnesota Timberwolves : 83 - 96
See all Basketball game results of January 31, 2001

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • QPR - Fulham : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of January 31, 2001

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Chelsea - Newcastle : 3 - 1
  • Dundee - Dundee United : 2 - 3
  • Everton - Middlesbrough : 2 - 2
  • Hearts - St Mirren : 1 - 0
  • Leeds - Coventry : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of January 31, 2001

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • For Sittard - Roda JC : 1 - 0
  • Heerenveen - Feyenoord : 1 - 0
  • Nijmegen - Roosendaal : 2 - 3
  • PSV Eindhoven - Groningen : 3 - 0
  • Vitesse - NAC Breda : 2 - 4
See all Football game results of January 31, 2001

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Division

The Division

Directed by: Eric Won

Delicious Proposal

Delicious Proposal

Directed by: Park Sung Soo

Kutumb

Kutumb

Mystikes diadromes

Mystikes diadromes

How old am I?

If January 31, 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 January 2001?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose

Nothing Like It In The World

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Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer

The First Counsel

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The runaway bestseller that takes us down the rabbit hole of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.John F. Jennedy, Jr., was Lark.Amy Carter was Dynamo.Chelsea

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Shopgirl

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With more than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists nationwide, including: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington

A Day Late and A Dollar Short by Terry McMillan

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

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Las Vegas, 1994.The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time; and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem determined to send her to …

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Smash

Cosmic Smash

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast

Genre: Sports (Squash)

Publisher: Sega

Clive Barker's Undying

Clive Barker's Undying

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: First-person shooter, survival horror

Publisher: EA Games

Batman: Chaos in Gotham

Batman: Chaos in Gotham

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment

Bomberman Tournament

Bomberman Tournament

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action, action role-playing

Publisher: Hudson Soft Activision

FIFA Football 2002

FIFA Football 2002

Platform: Windows PlayStation PlayStation 2 GameCube

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $82.75
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $63.00
  • General Electric GE: opens at $46.75
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $115.75

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 116.36 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.497 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.6397 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 108.65 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.638 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 31, 2001?

On January 31, 2001 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 31, 2001?

On January 31, 2001 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 31, 2001?

On January 31, 2001 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 31, 2001?

On January 31, 2001 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 31, 2001?

On January 31, 2001 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in January 31, 2001?

The number one song in the week of January 31, 2001 was It Wasn't Me by Shaggy in US and Whole Again by Atomic Kitten in UK.

What were the top hits on January 31, 2001?

The top hits on January 31, 2001 were It Wasn't Me by Shaggy, Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child, Ms. Jackson by OutKast in US and Whole Again by Atomic Kitten, Rollin' by Limp Bizkit, Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus in UK.


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