August 2001 calendar

August 2001

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 2001: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2001?


  • 01 Aug 2001 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a 2.5-ton monument of the Ten Commandments (dubbed by both detractors and the media as 'Roy's Rock') surreptitiously installed in the Rotunda of the Judiciary Building.
  • 02 Aug 2001 Robert Mueller is confirmed as the new FBI director.
  • 03 Aug 2001 The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, UK injuring seven people.
  • 04 Aug 2001 The Seattle-based Windy Bay fishing vessel strikes a rock and sinks in Prince William Sound, 65km southwest of Valdez, Alaska. 133,000 litres of diesel fuel creates a sheen covering 10 square km, with about 36,800 litres recovered.
  • 06 Aug 2001 Died: Dick Rehbein, in his second year as a quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots in the NFL, dies of heart failure at the age of 45.
  • 09 Aug 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  • 10 Aug 2001 Film: Osmosis Jones played by Chris Rock, starring Bill Murray
  • 16 Aug 2001 Rosario Marin begins term as 41st Treasurer of the US.
  • 20 Aug 2001 TV series: Oswald
  • 21 Aug 2001 The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 24 Aug 2001 Film: Bubble Boy
  • 25 Aug 2001 Died: Aaliyah, contemporary R&B and pop singer, dies in a plane crash at the age of 22.
  • 27 Aug 2001 Intel releases the 2-GHz Pentium 4 processor.
  • 31 Aug 2001 September 1 - The 2001 Vancouver TV realignment occurs in British Columbia, Canada.

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Training Day

Training Day

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Country: United States of America

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Release year: 2001

Directed by: Christian Zübert

Starring: Lucas Gregorowicz, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Zielcke, Julian Weigend

Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Mira Nair

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Richard Lowenstein

Starring: Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton, Romane Bohringer, Alex Menglet


Which were the most popular books released in August 2001?
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Paradise Lost by J. A. Jance

Paradise Lost


The New York Times bestselling J.A. Jance is back! Cochise County, Arizona, and Sheriff Joanna Brady faces her most personal and dangerous case when her daughter discovers a body in the

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups


“A WONDERFUL NOVEL . . . Tyler’s eye and ear for familial give and take is unerring, her humanity irresistible. You’ll want to turn back to the first chapter the moment

Hostage by Robert Crais



The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating

The Switch by Sandra Brown

The Switch


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes another masterful creation, a riveting novel of suspense, revenge, and unpredictable twists and turns...When Melina suggests that her twin sister Gillian take her place as a media escort to an …

The Jury by Steve Martini

The Jury


The Attorney, which marked the return of Steve Martini's lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, was hailed for its "well-observed courtroom maneuverings" (The Christian Science Monitor) and "crisp dialogue and tart observations" (Publishers Weekly).