January 2001 calendar

January 2001

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2001.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2001: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2001?


  • 01 Jan 2001 A monolith black measuring approximately ten feet tall, known as the Seattle Monolith, was found in Seattle's Magnuson Park. It was placed by an unknown artist to reference the film '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
  • 02 Jan 2001 Sila Calderon is elected the first female Governor for Puerto Rico
  • 03 Jan 2001 The 107th United States Congress is sworn in, including incoming freshmen Senators Bill Nelson (Democrat-Florida), Tom Carper (Democrat-Delaware), Debbie Stabenow (Democrat-Michigan), John Ensign (Republican-Nevada), George Allen (Republican-Virginia), Maria Cantwell (Democrat-Washington), Ben Nelson (Democrat-Nebraska), Hillary Clinton (Democrat-New York), Jon Corzine (Democrat-New Jersey), Jean Carnahan (Democrat-Missouri), and Mark Dayton (Democrat-Minnesota).
  • 06 Jan 2001 The United States Congress presided over Vice President Al Gore, President of the Senate. This certifies George Walker Bush's victory in the Electoral College and makes him the winner of 2000 presidential election.
  • 09 Jan 2001 Shenzhou 2, a Chinese unmanned spacecraft, was launched.
  • 10 Jan 2001 Apple will unveil their iTunes digital media player app at the Macworld Expo San Francisco.
  • 11 Jan 2001 The merger of America Online & Time Warner is approved by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to create AOL Time Warner.
  • 12 Jan 2001 Downtown Disney opens in Disneyland Resort. It is located between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. This 300,000-square-foot site includes restaurants, nightclubs and shops as well as movie theaters.
  • 13 Jan 2001 More than 800 people are killed in an earthquake that struck El Salvador.
  • 15 Jan 2001 Wikipedia, a Wiki content encyclopedia for free, is now online.
  • 16 Jan 2001 Former US President Theodore Roosevelt receives a Medal of Honor posthumously from President Bill Clinton for his service in the Spanish-American War. Eleven Roosevelt's descendants accepted the honor on his behalf.
  • 17 Jan 2001 U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether's rank from Lieutenant to Capt.
  • 20 Jan 2001 In a peaceful 4-day revolution, Joseph Estrada of the Philippines is defeated and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is elected president.
  • 22 Jan 2001 Four of the ampquotTexas7ampquot were caught in a convenience store near Woodland Park, Colorado. A fifth victim committed suicide inside a motorhome.
  • 23 Jan 2001 January 25, 2015 - Del Ponte, United Nations war crimes prosecutor, demands that Slobodan Milosevic be handed over to Serbia
  • 24 Jan 2001 Colorado Springs, Colorado takes the last two ampquotTexas 7ampquot into custody.
  • 26 Jan 2001 More than 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake that struck Gujarat, India.
  • 27 Jan 2001 Two players from the Oklahoma State University basketball team were killed in a plane crash 40 miles east of Denver. Six other staff members and the two-person crew were also hurt.
  • 28 Jan 2001 Super Bowl XXXV, Tampa, Florida: The Baltimore Ravens defeats New York Giants 34-7
  • 29 Jan 2001 Indonesian student protestors gathered to storm parliament demanding that President Abdurrahman Wahid be removed from office for his alleged involvement with corruption scandals.
  • 31 Jan 2001 A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicts Libyan Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988.
  • 01 Jan 2001 Greece adopts the Euro, becoming the 12th Eurozone country.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Independent Women Part Iyoutube
  2. - He Loves U Not
  3. - It Wasn't Me
  4. - Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)
  5. - Love Don't Cost A Thing

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Gotta Get Thru This
  2. - Touch Me
  3. - Have You Ever
  4. - It's The Way You Make Me Feel / Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  5. - Can We Fix It


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 2001?

Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose

Nothing Like It In The World


Nothing Like It in the World tells the story of an extraordinary feat of engineering, vision and courage. It tells the story of the investors, the men who built the transcontinental railway.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a Christmas without any presents. There will be no Christmas crowds, office parties, fruitcakes or unwanted gifts, and no crowded malls. This is exactly what Luther Krank and Nora Krank had in mind when they …

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation


This is the instant bestseller and instant classic that has changed how we see World War II. It was written by the beloved journalist, whose iconic career lasted over fifty years.

The Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt

The Darwin Awards


The Darwin Awards has more than a quarter of a million copies printed and is listed on The New York Times Bestseller List for six months. It shows that humor is a popular choice.

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.