December 2001 calendar

December 2001

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2001?


  • 01 Dec 2001 Captain Bill Compton brought Trans World Airlines Flight 220 (an MD-83) into St. Louis International Airport, bringing an end to 76 years of TWA operations after American Airlines purchased TWA.
  • 02 Dec 2001 Enron Corporation, located in Houston, Texas files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection before a New York court. This is five days after Dynegy's cancellation of a US$8.4 million buyout offer. This is the largest U.S. bankruptcy at the time.
  • 03 Dec 2001 Officials have announced that John Walker Lindh is an American citizen who was one of the Taliban prisoners taken prisoner after the uprising at Mazari Sharif in Afghanistan.
  • 04 Dec 2001 Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, Sultan of Selangor and 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia dies in office.
  • 06 Dec 2001 Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian province of Newfoundland, is now Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 11 Dec 2001 United States Government indicts Zacarias Moussi for his involvement in September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • 13 Dec 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announced the United States' withdrawal of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 14 Dec 2001 Annular solar eclipse
  • 16 Dec 2001 Battle of Tora Bora was fought between Coalition Forces & Terrorist Allies. Osama bin Laden and remaining Taliban forces escaped by mule from Pakistan, as reported by Dalton Fury, a former Delta Force commander.
  • 18 Dec 2001 Ahmed Agiza, and Muhammad al-Zery are secretly deported from Sweden to Egypt by the United States. This is thought to be a CIA-led operation.
  • 20 Dec 2001 In the midst of violence and rioting, President Fernando De la Rua's Argentine government collapses. See also December 2001 riots
  • 22 Dec 2001 After Richard Reid, a passenger, attempts to light his shoe filled with explosives on fire, a flight departing from Paris, France, is diverted to Boston Massachusetts.
  • 27 Dec 2001 Permanent normal trade relations are granted to the People's Republic of China with the United States.
  • 29 Dec 2001 At least 291 people are killed in a fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping centre in Lima, Peru.
  • 01 Dec 2001 The United Russia political party was founded.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Family Affairyoutube
  2. - U Got It Badyoutube
  3. - How You Remind Meyoutube
  4. - Hero
  5. - Get The Party Started

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Gotta Get Thru This
  2. - Have You Ever
  3. - Somethin' Stupid
  4. - Murder On The Dancefloor
  5. - Who Do You Love Now (Stringer)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 2001?

Crossing Over by John Edward

Crossing Over


John Edward brings his fans along on an extraordinary journey through his life. His TV show and his personal appearance arespoilt, funny, and surprisingly candidJohn Edward deals with the issues.

Churchill by Roy Jenkins



Roy Jenkins presents a complete portrait of Winston Churchill in Churchill. It covers his childhood, World War II, and beyond.

Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think by Chris Matthews

Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think


A PATRIOT PLAYS HARDBALL Chris Matthews has been playing "hardball," since the moment he was born. From his first political race in the first grade, to his many years as a worker

The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum

The Sigma Protocol


Ben Hartman is on vacation in Zurich, Switzerland. He meets Jimmy Cavanaugh, a madman who has been armed and programed to assassinate.

Last Man Standing by David Baldacci

Last Man Standing


Web London was trained to enter hostile territory and emerge alive. Web London was then forced to spend ten seconds in dark alleys, which cost him his friends, his fellow agents and his reputation.