April 2001 calendar

April 2001

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 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.

But much more happened on April 2001: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2001?


  • 01 Apr 2001 A US Navy EP-3E surveillance aircraft collides into a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter plane. The Navy crew made an emergency landing in Hainan (People's Republic of China) and was taken into custody.
  • 06 Apr 2001 Film: ''Along Came a Spider’' starring Morgan Freeman
  • 07 Apr 2001 Timothy Thomas, a 19 year-old African-American is shot in Cincinnati by a Cincinnati police officer. This incident sparked riots in downtown Cincinnati between April 10 and April 12.
  • 08 Apr 2001 Tiger Woods wins 2001 Masters Tournament. This completes the "Tiger Slam", Woods becoming the first player to have all four major professional titles at once, having previously won the U.S Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship in 2000.
  • 11 Apr 2001 Film: "Joe Dirt" starring David Spade
  • 15 Apr 2001 Easter Day (not again until 2063).
  • 16 Apr 2001 India and Bangladesh start a five-day border dispute, but they are unable to settle the issues about their border.
  • 20 Apr 2001 Anti-globalization activists hold a People's Summit, large protest marches and some are even forcibly stopped by police against the FTAA summit at Quebec City, Quebec.
  • 21 Apr 2001 The 12th Annual Thunder Over Louisville will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 22 Apr 2001 Michelle Stevens and Gentry Underwood are married in Carmel Valley (California).
  • 28 Apr 2001 SoyuzTM-32 takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Dennis Tito, the first American space tourist.
  • 30 Apr 2001 Dennis Tito, the first space tourist, takes off in a Russian rocket bound for the International Space Station.
  • 01 Apr 2001 An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Chinese pilot ejected but is subsequently lost. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China and is detained.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Angel
  2. - Butterflyyoutube
  3. - All For You
  4. - Survivor
  5. - Thankyou

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - What Took You So Long?
  2. - It Wasn't Me
  3. - All For You
  4. - Pure And Simple
  5. - Out Of Reach


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2001?

The Skies Of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

The Skies Of Pern


Anne McCaffrey, in this triumphant return of Pern, takes us on an unforgettable adventure that is as unexpected and memorable as any other.

Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy

Scarlet Feather


They met at cooking school and became fast friends sharing a common dream. Now Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet hope to take Dublin by storm through their newly founded catering company.

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation


New York Times Bestseller with a New Afterword.Schlosser is known for his flair for setting stunning scenes and a wealth of fascinating facts.

Absolute Power by David Limbaugh

Absolute Power


David is a gifted writer and researcher. He was able to accomplish what the mainstream media were unable or unwilling to do: to document the events.

Edge Of Danger by Jack Higgins

Edge Of Danger


Jack Higgins, the bestselling author of this thriller, has written a new thriller that reunites heroic American agent Blake Johnson with ex-IRA enforcer Sean Dillon.