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 installed a 2.5-ton monument of Ten Commandments, nicknamed by detractors and media as 'Roy's Rock'. It was hidden in the Rotunda of The Judiciary Building.
  • 02 Aug 2001 Robert Mueller has been confirmed as the new FBI Director.
  • 03 Aug 2001 Seven people are injured when the Real IRA explodes a car bomb at Ealing in London, UK.
  • 04 Aug 2001 Windy Bay, a Seattle-based fishing vessel, strikes a rock in Prince William Sound 65km southwest Valdez, Alaska. The sheen of 133,000 litres diesel fuel covers 10 km. About 36,800 litres are recovered.
  • 06 Aug 2001 Death: Dick Rehbein, a second-year quarterbacks coach with the New England Patriots in NFL, has died at 45 from heart failure.
  • 09 Aug 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announced his support for federal funding for limited research on embryonic and stem cells.
  • 10 Aug 2001 Film: Osmosis Jones starring Bill Murray, played by Chris Rock
  • 16 Aug 2001 Rosario Marin is elected 41st Treasurer for the United States.
  • 20 Aug 2001 TV series: Oswald
  • 21 Aug 2001 Red Cross warns of famine in Tajikistan and asks for international financial assistance for Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
  • 24 Aug 2001 Film: Bubble Boy
  • 25 Aug 2001 At 22 years old, Aaliyah, a contemporary R&B and pop artist, is killed in a plane accident.
  • 27 Aug 2001 Intel announces the 2-GHz Pentium4 processor.
  • 31 Aug 2001 September 1, 2001 - Vancouver TV realignment takes place in British Columbia, Canada.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Bootyliciousyoutube
  2. - Fallin'youtube
  3. - Loverboy
  4. - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
  5. - I'm Real

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Eternal Flame
  2. - Let's Dance
  3. - Eternity / The Road To Mandalay
  4. - Mambo No 5
  5. - 21 Seconds


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Being Eve

Being Eve

Release year: 2001

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



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

Country: India

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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A Traitor To Memory by Elizabeth George

A Traitor To Memory


Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley must investigate why an elderly lady is intentionally run over and killed in a quiet London street.

In Harm'S Way by Doug Stanton

In Harm'S Way


The bestselling account of America’s worst naval disaster and the heroics of those who survived it is now available in trade paperback

America by Stephen Coonts



America: NASA's SuperAegis satellite was launched on a test run. It is now the foundation for an international antimissle defense system. It vanishes moments after it was dispatched.

Paradise Lost by J. A. Jance

Paradise Lost


The New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance is back! Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County in Arizona is facing her most dangerous and personal case yet when her daughter finds a body.

The Wild Blue by Stephen  Ambrose

The Wild Blue


Stephen E. Ambrose is the celebrated author of Band of Brothers, and Undaunted Courage. We follow him in the dangerous and crowded B-24s while his crews battled to destroy the German war machine.