February 2001 calendar

February 2001

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2001?


  • 01 Feb 2001 Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise announced their separation.
  • 05 Feb 2001 Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise announced their separation.
  • 08 Feb 2001 Disney's California Adventure is now open in Anaheim, California. It is located next to Disneyland. Three areas are included on the 55-acre site: Paradise Pier and Hollywood Pictures Backlot. The Golden State is also part of it. It cost US$1.4billion to build the theme park. Adult admission costs are US$43, while children's admission is US$33
  • 09 Feb 2001 Inadvertently, the USS Greeneville strikes and sinks Ehime-Maru (a Japanese training vessel owned by the Uwajima Fishery High School).
  • 11 Feb 2001 Three Rivers Stadium is being demolished, the 30-year-old home of Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 13 Feb 2001 El Salvador is struck by an earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter Scale, killing at most 400 people.
  • 15 Feb 2001 Nature publishes the first draft of the human genome.
  • 16 Feb 2001 British and U.S. forces bomb Iraqi air defense networks with bombing raids. Three people are killed in a suburb of Baghdad.
  • 17 Feb 2001 Disarmament crisis in Iraq: Baghdad is bombarded by US- and UK warplans, killing three.
  • 18 Feb 2001 Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent, is arrested for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. He is eventually convicted and sentenced for life imprisonment
  • 19 Feb 2001 Oklahoma City National Memorial is the home of the Oklahoma City Bombing Museum.
  • 26 Feb 2001 Treaty of Nice
  • 28 Feb 2001 A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Washington state. About 400 people injured and major damage in the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area. Estimated damage between US$1 billion and $4 billion
  • 07 Feb 2001 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle is launched on mission STS-98, carrying the Destiny laboratory module to the International Space Station.
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Music charts

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

  1. - It Wasn't Me
  2. - Ms. Jackson
  3. - Stutter
  4. - Independent Women Part Iyoutube
  5. - Love Don't Cost A Thing

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whole Againyoutube
  2. - Rollin'youtube
  3. - It Wasn't Meyoutube
  4. - Teenage Dirtbagyoutube
  5. - Uptown Girlyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2001?

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Prodigal Summer


Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel, Wildness, is a hymn of wildness that celebrates both the prodigal spirit in human nature and nature.

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Mystic River


As children, Sean Devine and Jimmy Marcus were close friends. Dave Boyle was also a friend. Then, a strange car pulled up on their street.

Protect And Defend by Richard North Patterson

Protect And Defend


On a January cold day, President Kerry Kilcannon swears office and makes his most important move within days: the appointment of a new Chief Judge of the Supreme

The Brethren by John Grisham

The Brethren


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are three disgraced ex-judges serving time in a Florida federal jail. One was sentenced for tax evasion.

The Stanislaski Sisters: Natasha and Rachel by Nora Roberts

The Stanislaski Sisters: Natasha and Rachel


Taming Natasha is a toy shop owner who falls for a young man's father. Falling for Rachel is a public defender and bar owner who are given joint custody of a delinquent teenager.