November 2001 calendar

November 2001

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2001?


  • 02 Nov 2001 Microsoft, the US Department of Justice, and nine US States reach an agreement in their antitrust case. Microsoft will license Windows uniformly and can't make exclusive agreements that force companies to stop using certain software products.
  • 04 Nov 2001 Establishment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • 06 Nov 2001 Twentieth Century Fox's antiterrorist drama series ''24'' premieres.
  • 11 Nov 2001 Journalists Johanne Sutton, Pierre Billaud and Volker Handloik were killed in Afghanistan in an attack on their convoy.
  • 12 Nov 2001 American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on route to the Dominican Republic from New York City, crashed shortly after takeoff at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It killed all 260 passengers on board as well as five crew members.
  • 13 Nov 2001 The first such act since World War II was signed by President George W. Bush. It allows military tribunals to be established against foreigners suspected of being connected to terrorist acts or planning acts against the United States.
  • 15 Nov 2001 Microsoft launches the Xbox video gaming system in North America. The price is US$299. The system comes with four controller ports and one controller. It has a 733 MHz Intel main CPU, 250 MHz NVidia XGP graphic processor, 64 MB RAM and 3D audio support. There is also an Ethernet port. Dual-layer DVD-ROM discs can store up to 9 GB of data. It can also play DVD movies. In the first seven days, 500,000 units were sold; 1.5 million units in the first month.
  • 16 Nov 2001 The first Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", is released. It grosses US$ 62 million and becomes the second highest grossing film worldwide, after "Titanic".
  • 17 Nov 2001 Cartoon Network America premieres the animated Justice League cartoon.
  • 18 Nov 2001 At Survivor Series in Greensboro (North Carolina), the World Wrestling Federation beat the ECW/WCW alliance
  • 19 Nov 2001 It's now 50!
  • 20 Nov 2001 Washington, D.C. - President George W. Bush dedicates United States Department of Justice Headquarters Building as the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, in honor of Robert F. Kennedy's 76th birthday.
  • 21 Nov 2001 Production of Disney's beloved animated series, "Recess", is finished.
  • 23 Nov 2001 Budapest, Hungary: The Convention on Cybercrime has been signed.
  • 24 Nov 2001 Melanie Thornton, a German/American Pop singer and former member of La Bouche, is killed in a plane accident on her way to Zurich, Switzerland. She was also with Maria Serreno–Serreno, Nathaly Van Ende, of the German dance group Passion Fruit (band).
  • 27 Nov 2001 The Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on Osiris, an extrasolar world. This is the first detection of an atmosphere on an extrasolar globe.
  • 29 Nov 2001 George Harrison, the Beatle, dies in Hollywood, California at the age 58. He was suffering from lung cancer.
  • 30 Nov 2001 Gary Ridgway, aka The Green River Killer, is being held in Renton, Washington, United States.
  • 01 Nov 2001 Turkey, Australia, and Canada agree to commit troops to the invasion of Afghanistan.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Family Affairyoutube
  2. - I'm Real
  3. - U Got It Badyoutube
  4. - Fallin'youtube
  5. - Hero

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Because I Got High
  2. - Gotta Get Thru This
  3. - Queen Of My Heart
  4. - Have You Ever
  5. - Can't Get You Out Of My Head


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2001?

The No Spin Zone by Bill O'Reilly

The No Spin Zone


Bill O'Reilly is madder than ever today, but his fans still love him.

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. 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 crew fought to defeat the German war machine.

Fire by Sebastian Junger



This is a riveting collection by The Perfect Storm's bestselling author. It includes literary journalism from the best-selling author. The book is capped off with a new Afterword, and an essay on war-torn Afghanistan.

Hidden Power by Kati Marton

Hidden Power


Hidden Power by Kati Marton is a bestselling book that examines twelve presidential marriages, from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura W.

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

Falling Angels


Time magazine proclaimed Girl With a Pearl Earring "a portrait radiance...a jewel" Tracy Chevalier paints again a distant age filled with richness in her New York Times bestseller.