July 2001 calendar

July 2001

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2001?


  • 01 Jul 2001 Alliant International University was formed from the fusion of United States International University (USA) and...
  • 02 Jul 2001 The first AbioCor self-contained artificial heart was implanted.
  • 03 Jul 2001 A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 Russian jetliner crashes as it approaches Irkutsk. It killed 145 people.
  • 04 Jul 2001 The film Cats & Dogs has been released.
  • 06 Jul 2001 Release of the film Kiss of the Dragon
  • 07 Jul 2001 Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Pepsi 400 at the Daytona International Speedway in the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event since the death Dale Earnhardt. Michael Waltrip, his teammate, finished second, blocking for Jr. in a race that was almost identical to the Daytona 500, where Jr. blocked for Waltrip on his way to his first '500 victory.
  • 09 Jul 2001 Goran Ivanisevic won Wimbledon tennis tournament, becoming the first and only wildcard to do so.
  • 10 Jul 2001 Sony CEA launches Gran Turismo 3 A-spec for the PlayStation 2 in America. In the first week, over one million copies were shipped.
  • 13 Jul 2001 The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation is signed by the People's Republic of China and Russia Federation.
  • 18 Jul 2001 Baltimore, Maryland: A 60-car train derailed in a tunnel, sparking a fire which will last for days and almost shut down the city. (See Howard Street Tunnel fire).
  • 20 Jul 2001 Federal Court finds Vanessa Leggett in contempt for refusing to release notes for her book about the Doris Angleton Murder.
  • 21 Jul 2001 Accident at the pedestrian bridge in Akashi: After a fireworks display in Okura Beach, Hyogo Japan, 11 people are killed, and more than 120 are hurt when the pedestrian footbridge linking the beach to JR Asagiri station collapses. People who have left the event are thrown off the bridge in a domino effect.
  • 23 Jul 2001 Brazil defeats Honduras in a soccer match with a final score of 2-0.
  • 24 Jul 2001 14 commandos from the Tamil Tigers carried out an attack on Bandaranaike Airport. All of them died during this attack. The attack involved 11 aircraft (mostly military), and 15 civilians were also damaged. The incident caused a slowdown in the economy of Sri Lanka.
  • 26 Jul 2001 US Senate confirms Henrietta Holsman Fore as US Mint director.
  • 27 Jul 2001 The movie Planet of the Apes has been released.
  • 28 Jul 2001 Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe wins six gold medals at the World Championships.
  • 31 Jul 2001 Died: Poul Anderson
  • 04 Jul 2001 Vladivostock Air Flight 352 crashes on approach to Irkutsk Airport killing all 145 people on board.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Lady Marmalade
  2. - U Remind Meyoutube
  3. - Hanging By A Moment
  4. - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)
  5. - My Baby

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Eternity / The Road To Mandalay
  2. - Purple Pills
  3. - Lady Marmalade
  4. - Another Chance
  5. - Perfect Gentleman


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2001?

May There Be A Road by Louis L'Amour

May There Be A Road


Stories from Spirited America gathered together for the first-time. From the Brazilian coast to the borders to Tibet, to the very heartland America, May There Be a Road collects ten stories.

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups


"A WONDERFUL NOVEL. . . Tyler is a gifted observer and listener who sees the value in family give and take. Her humanity is irresistible. You will want to go back to the beginning of the chapter.

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Dance Upon the Air


Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times Bestseller and Publishers Weekly "a storyteller with immeasurable diversity of talent," presents the first book in her Three Sisters Island Trilogy.

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King



Stephen King is a master storyteller and his #1 New York Times Bestseller about four friends who meet evil in the Maine woods. Twenty-five years ago, they bravely stood up to save a child with a mental disability from being …

A Painted House by John Grisham

A Painted House


Luke Chandler never told a lie or kept secrets until that September 1952. In the seventh year of his life, however, Luke Chandler was forced to openly admit that he had been a migrant worker. Two groups of workers, including …