2001: On This Year


2001 (MMI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2001 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2001 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2001, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2001, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2001, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2001, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2001.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2001 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2001 known for ?

  • The year 2001 became the international year of volunteers. This year saw the release of the first of the Harry Porter Series, The Lord of the Rings, Ocean’s trilogy, Shrek and The Fast and the Furious.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the highest grossing film followed by The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. According to Billboard chart, Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory was the best-selling album of the year.
  • George W. Bush took the oath of office on January 10, 2001. On a bright morning of September 11 a Tuesday, an American Airlines Boeing 767 full of 20,000 gallons of jet fuel flew into the World Trade Center's Northern Tower in New York City. President Bush on October 7 announced that the USA was going to war in Afghanistan and on the 26 of October signed the Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law, following the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the world trade center.
  • During a soccer match on May 2001, in Accra Stadium in Ghana, over 126 fans lost their lives after an encounter with police and rowdy fans. The Accra Hearts of Oak was the home team and was leading against their arch rivals Asante Kotoko of Kumasi. The Kotoko fans started reaping seats and throwing them into the field. The police responded by launching tear gas into the crowd of fans leading to one of the biggest sports disasters in Africa’s history at the time.
  • December 15, 2001, saw the reopening of Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa. This was after a team mostly made up of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the 12th-century tower without eliminating the infamous lean. The Italian authorities closed the tower in 1990 after it leaned an extraordinary 15 feet from the perpendicular. It is a miracle it didn’t topple over.
  • This was a great year for science when Robert Tools received the world’s first self-contained heart. The infamous 2001 anthrax letters were the new form of terror that left five people dead and 17 others infected.

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2001: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2001, during the 74th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/03/2002 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2001:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard, starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Ron Howard, for the movie A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Denzel Washington, for the movie Training Day, starring Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Halle Berry, for the movie Monster's Ball, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jim Broadbent, for the movie Iris, starring Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2001?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Jennifer Connelly, for the movie A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer produced in the United States of America.
world population

2001: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Rudy Giuliani
In 2001, Rudy Giuliani was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Giuliani was Mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001, was selected as a symbol of America's response to the attacks.

2001: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2001 were:

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams


This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography about America's founder father and second president is a bestseller. It was brilliantly written by David McCullough, master historian.

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Cane River


The New York Times Bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club Pick-the remarkable and deeply moving story of four generations African-American women who journey from slavery to freedom on a Louisiana Creole plantation.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Wizarding households across the country commonly possess a copy of the text. For a limited time, Muggles can also explore the habitats of the Quintaped, the dietary preferences of the Puffskein, and the potential risks associated with leaving milk out …

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.

Deception Point by Dan       Brown

Deception Point


A NASA satellite discovers a rare object buried in the Arctic ice, leading to a high-stakes investigation that uncovers a conspiracy involving scientific trickery and a deadly cover-up. Fleeing for their lives, the protagonists must uncover the truth behind this …

Snake chinese zodiac sign

2001: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2001?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2001 was the Year of the Snake.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Snake sign.

Nobel Prize

2001: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2001: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2001 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Paul Nurse
  • Leland H. Hartwell
  • Tim Hunt

2001: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2001 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Karl Barry Sharpless
  • Ryōji Noyori

2001: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2001 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • George Akerlof
  • Michael Spence

2001: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2001 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • United Nations
  • Kofi Annan

2001: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2001 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Eric Allin Cornell
  • Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Carl Wieman
world population

2001: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2001 were Jacob, Michael and Matthew for boys and Emily, Madison and Hannah for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2001: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2001 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • Christopher
  • Nicholas
  • Andrew
  • Joseph
  • Daniel
  • William

2001: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2001 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Emily
  • Madison
  • Hannah
  • Ashley
  • Alexis
  • Sarah
  • Samantha
  • Abigail
  • Elizabeth
  • Olivia

vinyl songs

2001: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2001, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hanging By A Moment by Lifehouse

2001: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2001 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hanging By A Moment by Lifehouse
  2. Fallin' by Alicia Keys
  3. I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez
  4. Let Me Blow Ya Mind by Eve
  5. Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) by Blu Cantrell
  6. U Remind Me by Usher
  7. Family Affair by Mary J. Blige
  8. Stutter by Joe
  9. Angel by Shaggy
  10. All For You by Janet

2001: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 2001, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hey Baby by DJ Otzi

2001: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 2001 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hey Baby by DJ Otzi
  2. Eternity / The Road To Mandalay by Robbie Williams
  3. Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue
  4. It Wasn't Me by Shaggy featuring Rikrok
  5. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
  6. Let's Dance by Five
  7. Because I Got High by Afroman
  8. Whole Again by Atomic Kitten
  9. Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7
  10. What Would You Do by City High

2001: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2001 were:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2001

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Country: United States of America

Ocean's Eleven

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

Country: United States of America

What Women Want

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Country: United States of America

world population

2001: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2001 was 6,222,626,606 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 47.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.9 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2001 was an increase of +79.3 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.29% over the previous year.The average population density in 2001 was 26 persons per square mile (or 42 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2001?

Here's what happened in 2001:

  • Jan 1, 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'.
  • Jan 2, 2001: Sila Calderon is elected the first female Governor for Puerto Rico
  • Jan 3, 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).
  • Jan 6, 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.
  • Jan 9, 2001: Shenzhou 2, a Chinese unmanned spacecraft, was launched.
  • Jan 10, 2001: Apple will unveil their iTunes digital media player app at the Macworld Expo San Francisco.
  • Jan 11, 2001: The merger of America Online & Time Warner is approved by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to create AOL Time Warner.
  • Jan 12, 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.
  • Jan 13, 2001: More than 800 people are killed in an earthquake that struck El Salvador.
  • Jan 15, 2001: Wikipedia, a Wiki content encyclopedia for free, is now online.
  • Jan 16, 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.
  • Jan 17, 2001: U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether's rank from Lieutenant to Capt.
  • Jan 20, 2001: In a peaceful 4-day revolution, Joseph Estrada of the Philippines is defeated and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is elected president.
  • Jan 22, 2001: Four of the ampquotTexas7ampquot were caught in a convenience store near Woodland Park, Colorado. A fifth victim committed suicide inside a motorhome.
  • Jan 23, 2001: January 25, 2015 - Del Ponte, United Nations war crimes prosecutor, demands that Slobodan Milosevic be handed over to Serbia
  • Jan 24, 2001: Colorado Springs, Colorado takes the last two ampquotTexas 7ampquot into custody.
  • Jan 26, 2001: More than 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake that struck Gujarat, India.
  • Jan 27, 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.
  • Jan 28, 2001: Super Bowl XXXV, Tampa, Florida: The Baltimore Ravens defeats New York Giants 34-7
  • Jan 29, 2001: Indonesian student protestors gathered to storm parliament demanding that President Abdurrahman Wahid be removed from office for his alleged involvement with corruption scandals.
  • Jan 31, 2001: A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicts Libyan Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988.
  • Feb 1, 2001: Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise announced their separation.
  • Feb 5, 2001: Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise announced their separation.
  • Feb 8, 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
  • Feb 9, 2001: Inadvertently, the USS Greeneville strikes and sinks Ehime-Maru (a Japanese training vessel owned by the Uwajima Fishery High School).
  • Feb 11, 2001: Three Rivers Stadium is being demolished, the 30-year-old home of Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Feb 13, 2001: El Salvador is struck by an earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter Scale, killing at most 400 people.
  • Feb 15, 2001: Nature publishes the first draft of the human genome.
  • Feb 16, 2001: British and U.S. forces bomb Iraqi air defense networks with bombing raids. Three people are killed in a suburb of Baghdad.
  • Feb 17, 2001: Disarmament crisis in Iraq: Baghdad is bombarded by US- and UK warplans, killing three.
  • Feb 18, 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
  • Feb 19, 2001: Oklahoma City National Memorial is the home of the Oklahoma City Bombing Museum.
  • Feb 26, 2001: Treaty of Nice
  • Feb 28, 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
  • Mar 2, 2001: The Taliban begin to destroy the Bamiyan Buddhas.
  • Mar 3, 2001: Jackie Martling's last day on Howard Stern Show.
  • Mar 4, 2001: Disaster at Hintze Ribeiro: Up to 70 people are killed when a bridge collapses in northern Portugal.
  • Mar 7, 2001: Nickelodeon airs the ''SpongeBob squarePants You Wish' tv special. The episode of Dragonball Z, The Doomsday Broadcast, was almost banned by government officials, but it still had viewers.
  • Mar 8, 2001: Died: Ninette De Valoisnbsp - founder of Royal Ballet London
  • Mar 9, 2001: Superior Galleries, Salt Lake City, Utah sells a US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent Coin to Dwight Manley at a auction for US$1.84 Million.
  • Mar 12, 2001: The US Mint has released the North Carolina quarter-dollar for circulation.
  • Mar 14, 2001: At 3:49:28, this day marks the 686th term in the Leibniz series. The terms in these two sequences are respectively 0.785033732 & 3.140134928.
  • Mar 18, 2001: John Phillipsnbsp - Singer and songwriter
  • Mar 22, 2001: William Hannanbsp- director, animator, producer and co-founder Hanna-Barbera Productions
  • Mar 23, 2001: The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • Mar 24, 2001: Apple Computer launches Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mar 29, 2001: 18 people were killed when a chartered Gulfstream III jet crashed into a hillside on approach to Aspen, Colorado.
  • Mar 30, 2001: Release of the PC game "Tribes 2"
  • Mar 31, 2001: Premiere of animated television series "Invader Zim"
  • Apr 1, 2001: A US Navy EP-3E surveillance aircraft collides into a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter plane. The Navy crew made an emergency landing in Hainan (People's Republic of China) and was taken into custody.
  • Apr 6, 2001: Film: ''Along Came a Spider’' starring Morgan Freeman
  • Apr 7, 2001: Timothy Thomas, a 19 year-old African-American is shot in Cincinnati by a Cincinnati police officer. This incident sparked riots in downtown Cincinnati between April 10 and April 12.
  • Apr 8, 2001: Tiger Woods wins 2001 Masters Tournament. This completes the "Tiger Slam", Woods becoming the first player to have all four major professional titles at once, having previously won the U.S Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship in 2000.
  • Apr 11, 2001: Film: "Joe Dirt" starring David Spade
  • Apr 15, 2001: Easter Day (not again until 2063).
  • Apr 16, 2001: India and Bangladesh start a five-day border dispute, but they are unable to settle the issues about their border.
  • Apr 20, 2001: Anti-globalization activists hold a People's Summit, large protest marches and some are even forcibly stopped by police against the FTAA summit at Quebec City, Quebec.
  • Apr 21, 2001: The 12th Annual Thunder Over Louisville will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Apr 22, 2001: Michelle Stevens and Gentry Underwood are married in Carmel Valley (California).
  • Apr 28, 2001: SoyuzTM-32 takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Dennis Tito, the first American space tourist.
  • Apr 30, 2001: Dennis Tito, the first space tourist, takes off in a Russian rocket bound for the International Space Station.
  • May 1, 2001: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo declares the existence ''a state rebellion'' hours after thousands of supporters of Joseph Estrada were arrested and stormed towards the presidential palace during the height of the EDSA III revolt.
  • May 3, 2001: The United States is losing its seat at the U.N. Human Rights Commission, for the first time since 1947 when the commission was established.
  • May 4, 2001: The Milwaukee Art Museum's addition is the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure to open in the United States.
  • May 6, 2001: Pope John Paul II enters a mosque as the first pope during a trip to Syria.
  • May 9, 2001: Accra Sports Stadium Disaster, which saw the deaths of 129 Ghanaian football fans, was a tragedy that became well-known in Ghana. After a controversial referee's decision, a stampede that saw teargas fired at stadium police officers caused the deaths.
  • May 11, 2001: Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, a cult science-fiction comedy, has died at the age 49.
  • May 12, 2001: Perry Como, a singer, has died at the age of just 89.
  • May 15, 2001: The first album by American female rock band The Go-Go's in 17 years after the release of 'Talk Show' (1984)
  • May 19, 2001: First Apple Store opens.
  • May 21, 2001: The 2001 Rhode Island quarter-dollar is now in circulation thanks to the US Mint.
  • May 22, 2001: Sherpa Temba, 16 years old, becomes the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest.
  • May 24, 2001: Mountain climbing: Sherpa Temba, 15, becomes the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • May 25, 2001: Erik Weihenmayer (32 years old), from Boulder, Colorado becomes the first blind person on Mount Everest.
  • May 27, 2001: After a series of events that created tension between Asian and White communities, the Oldham riots occur in Oldham, UK. This lasted until May 28, 2001.
  • May 29, 2001: After posing as being over 21 at a Texas drinking establishment, Jenna and Barbara Bush were charged with under-age drinking.
  • Jun 1, 2001: Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra, the Crown Prince of Nepal, shoots and kills several family members including his father and mother King Birendra of Nepal (and Queen Aiswarya).
  • Jun 4, 2001: After the massacre at the Royal Palace, Gyanendra, the last King, ascends to his throne.
  • Jun 5, 2001: From June 9 through 9, Houston, Texas, is devastated by flooding from Tropical Storm Allison (900mm) that brings 36 inches of rain. The Texas Medical Center and downtown are particularly hard hit, as they lose years of research data and thousands upon thousands of laboratory animals. Twenty-two people die; damage exceeds US$5 billion.
  • Jun 7, 2001: Tony Blair's Labour Party was elected to a second term in the UK general election.
  • Jun 10, 2001: Pope John Paul II canonizes Saint Rafqa, Lebanon's first female saint.
  • Jun 11, 2001: Nintendo announces the Game Boy Advance portable gaming system in the USA.
  • Jun 12, 2001: Robert Edward Dyer was sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for trying to extort money through a letter bombing campaign from a British supermarket chain.
  • Jun 14, 2001: All soldiers in the United States Army are required to wear the black beret as their standard headgear.
  • Jun 18, 2001: Manipur protests the extension of ceasefire between Naga rebels and the government.
  • Jun 19, 2001: 23 people were killed and 11 injured when an American missile struck a soccer field in northern Iraq's county of Tel Afr
  • Jun 20, 2001: Andrea Yates, a mother of five, drowns her children in a bathtub. She then confesses to her crimes.
  • Jun 21, 2001: Alexandria, Virginia: A federal grand jury indicts 13 Saudis, and one Lebanese for the 1996 bombing at the Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the deaths of 19 American servicemen.
  • Jun 23, 2001: The south of Peru is struck by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.
  • Jun 28, 2001: Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY in order to stand trial.
  • Jun 29, 2001: Mary Barnes, artist and writer, dies at the age of 78.
  • Jul 1, 2001: Alliant International University was formed from the fusion of United States International University (USA) and...
  • Jul 2, 2001: The first AbioCor self-contained artificial heart was implanted.
  • Jul 3, 2001: A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 Russian jetliner crashes as it approaches Irkutsk. It killed 145 people.
  • Jul 4, 2001: The film Cats & Dogs has been released.
  • Jul 6, 2001: Release of the film Kiss of the Dragon
  • Jul 7, 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.
  • Jul 9, 2001: Goran Ivanisevic won Wimbledon tennis tournament, becoming the first and only wildcard to do so.
  • Jul 10, 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.
  • Jul 13, 2001: The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation is signed by the People's Republic of China and Russia Federation.
  • Jul 18, 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).
  • Jul 20, 2001: Federal Court finds Vanessa Leggett in contempt for refusing to release notes for her book about the Doris Angleton Murder.
  • Jul 21, 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.
  • Jul 23, 2001: Brazil defeats Honduras in a soccer match with a final score of 2-0.
  • Jul 24, 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.
  • Jul 26, 2001: US Senate confirms Henrietta Holsman Fore as US Mint director.
  • Jul 27, 2001: The movie Planet of the Apes has been released.
  • Jul 28, 2001: Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe wins six gold medals at the World Championships.
  • Jul 31, 2001: Died: Poul Anderson
  • Aug 1, 2001: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore installed a 2.5-ton monument of Ten Commandments, nicknamed by detractors and media as 'Roy's Rock'. It was hidden in the Rotunda of The Judiciary Building.
  • Aug 2, 2001: Robert Mueller has been confirmed as the new FBI Director.
  • Aug 3, 2001: Seven people are injured when the Real IRA explodes a car bomb at Ealing in London, UK.
  • Aug 4, 2001: Windy Bay, a Seattle-based fishing vessel, strikes a rock in Prince William Sound 65km southwest Valdez, Alaska. The sheen of 133,000 litres diesel fuel covers 10 km. About 36,800 litres are recovered.
  • Aug 6, 2001: Death: Dick Rehbein, a second-year quarterbacks coach with the New England Patriots in NFL, has died at 45 from heart failure.
  • Aug 9, 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush announced his support for federal funding for limited research on embryonic and stem cells.
  • Aug 10, 2001: Film: Osmosis Jones starring Bill Murray, played by Chris Rock
  • Aug 16, 2001: Rosario Marin is elected 41st Treasurer for the United States.
  • Aug 20, 2001: TV series: Oswald
  • Aug 21, 2001: Red Cross warns of famine in Tajikistan and asks for international financial assistance for Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
  • Aug 24, 2001: Film: Bubble Boy
  • Aug 25, 2001: At 22 years old, Aaliyah, a contemporary R&B and pop artist, is killed in a plane accident.
  • Aug 27, 2001: Intel announces the 2-GHz Pentium4 processor.
  • Aug 31, 2001: September 1, 2001 - Vancouver TV realignment takes place in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Sep 1, 2001: German football's national team lost a World Cup qualifier to England for the second time in their history (including as West Germany), by a narrow margin of 1-5 to the England team managed Sven-Goran Ericsson at the Olympic Stadium Munchen (Munich). This ends a long run of England losses to Germany.
  • Sep 3, 2001: Because they feel the Zionism issue is too important, the United States, Canada, and Israel have withdrawn from the U.N. Conference on Racism.
  • Sep 4, 2001: Hewlett-Packard announces that it will acquire Compaq Computer through a stock swap in the amount of US$25 billion.
  • Sep 7, 2001: Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary (of his career) concert takes place in New York City.
  • Sep 9, 2001: Two al Qaeda assassins claim to be Arab journalists who wanted an interview with Ahmed Shah Massoud (leader of the Northern Alliance) and assassinate him in Afghanistan.
  • Sep 10, 2001: Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, calls a meeting of hundreds Pentagon senior staff members and gives a speech in which he called the Pentagon bureaucracy an enemy to security. He declares "... that we are declaring war on the bureaucracy.
  • Sep 11, 2001: The United States is the site of the September 11 attacks. The hijacking of planes results in the destruction of New York's World Trade Center, the damage to Arlington's Pentagon, Virginia, as well as the crash of a passenger aircraft near Shanksville in Pennsylvania.
  • Sep 12, 2001: Ansett Australia, Australia’s first interstate commercial airline, is forced to close due to increasing pressure on the international aviation industry. This leaves 10,000 people without jobs.
  • Sep 13, 2001: Major League Baseball has postponed all of its games until September 17 due to terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
  • Sep 14, 2001: George W Bush, the US President, stands alongside firefighters and rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York.
  • Sep 15, 2001: George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, stated that America is currently at war with terror.
  • Sep 17, 2001: After the September 11 Attacks, New York Stock Exchange is reopened for trading. This was the longest closing since the Great Depression.
  • Sep 18, 2001: First anthrax letter was sent from Trenton, New Jersey during the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • Sep 19, 2001: The German Bundestag has voted full support for the USA in the wake of the terrorist attack on New York City. This includes military support.
  • Sep 20, 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush addresses a joint session Congress and the American people. He declares a "war on terror".
  • Sep 21, 2001: Deep Space 1 flew within 2200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • Sep 22, 2001: A barge and a ship collide at Barbour's Cut, Texas, USA. The channel was flooded with about 137,000 litres fuel oil.
  • Sep 25, 2001: The national satellite radio service XM was launched.
  • Sep 26, 2001: UPN debuts Enterprise, the fifth Star Trek television series.
  • Sep 27, 2001: Zug massacre: Friedrich Leibacher, a Swiss gunman, shoots 18 people, kills 14 others, and then commits suicide.
  • Sep 28, 2001: Film: "Don't Say A Word" starring Michael Douglas and "Zoolander" starring Ben Stiller
  • Sep 29, 2001: The Syracuse Herald-Journal, an American newspaper that dates back to 1839 has ceased publication.
  • Oct 2, 2001: NATO backs the U.S. military strike after 9/11.
  • Oct 4, 2001: A hunter blows a hole through the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, which causes a leakage of 1.1 Million Liters of oil in the wilderness.
  • Oct 5, 2001: Tom Ridge, the Governor of Pennsylvania, resigns to become the first director of United States Office of Homeland Security.
  • Oct 7, 2001: With participation from the United Kingdom, the United States invades Afghanistan with its armed forces.
  • Oct 8, 2001: 118 people were killed when a twin-engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner (SAS), collided in heavy fog while taking off from Milan, Italy.
  • Oct 9, 2001: Anthrax letters continue to be mailed from Princeton (New Jersey) to the U.S. Senators Tom Daschle from South Dakota and Patrick Leahy from Vermont.
  • Oct 10, 2001: The 22 most wanted terrorists are listed by President George W. Bush.
  • Oct 11, 2001: The Polaroid Corporation applies for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • Oct 15, 2001: NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes close to Jupiter's moon Io at 112 miles.
  • Oct 19, 2001: SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing vessel en-route from Christmas Island carrying more than 400 asylum seekers, sinks at sea with 353 people.
  • Oct 20, 2001: The Concert for New York City is "a celebration of strength, resilience and pride of New York City and America". It features performances by The Who and Backstreet Boys, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
  • Oct 21, 2001: The What More Can You Give benefit concert was held in Washington D.C. and featured performances by Aerosmith, Mariah Carey (Michael Jackson), Al Green, Carole King. Also, there were performances from the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and P!nk.
  • Oct 23, 2001: Apple Computer unveils the iPod portable music player. It has a 5 GB hard drive and FireWire ports. The price is US$399.
  • Oct 25, 2001: Microsoft has launched Windows XP in the USA. It is based on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and includes a Compatibility mode that allows software written for older Windows versions of Windows to work correctly. The prices for the Home Edition are US$199 and US$299 respectively.
  • Oct 26, 2001: The USA PATRIOT Act is now law.
  • Oct 30, 2001: Died: Famous Arab encyclopedist M. A. Benyounis died.
  • Oct 31, 2001: Two-thirds of $230 million worth of gold and silver were recovered from vaults of Bank of Nova Scotia, amongst rubble of the World Trade Center that was destroyed in New York City.
  • Nov 2, 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.
  • Nov 4, 2001: Establishment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Nov 6, 2001: Twentieth Century Fox's antiterrorist drama series ''24'' premieres.
  • Nov 11, 2001: Journalists Johanne Sutton, Pierre Billaud and Volker Handloik were killed in Afghanistan in an attack on their convoy.
  • Nov 12, 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.
  • Nov 13, 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.
  • Nov 15, 2001: Microsoft launches the Xbox video gaming system in North America. The price is US$299. The system comes with four controller ports and one controller. It has a 733 MHz Intel main CPU, 250 MHz NVidia XGP graphic processor, 64 MB RAM and 3D audio support. There is also an Ethernet port. Dual-layer DVD-ROM discs can store up to 9 GB of data. It can also play DVD movies. In the first seven days, 500,000 units were sold; 1.5 million units in the first month.
  • Nov 16, 2001: The first Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", is released. It grosses US$ 62 million and becomes the second highest grossing film worldwide, after "Titanic".
  • Nov 17, 2001: Cartoon Network America premieres the animated Justice League cartoon.
  • Nov 18, 2001: At Survivor Series in Greensboro (North Carolina), the World Wrestling Federation beat the ECW/WCW alliance
  • Nov 19, 2001: It's now 50!
  • Nov 20, 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.
  • Nov 21, 2001: Production of Disney's beloved animated series, "Recess", is finished.
  • Nov 23, 2001: Budapest, Hungary: The Convention on Cybercrime has been signed.
  • Nov 24, 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).
  • Nov 27, 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.
  • Nov 29, 2001: George Harrison, the Beatle, dies in Hollywood, California at the age 58. He was suffering from lung cancer.
  • Nov 30, 2001: Gary Ridgway, aka The Green River Killer, is being held in Renton, Washington, United States.
  • Dec 1, 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.
  • Dec 2, 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.
  • Dec 3, 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.
  • Dec 4, 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.
  • Dec 6, 2001: Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian province of Newfoundland, is now Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Dec 11, 2001: United States Government indicts Zacarias Moussi for his involvement in September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • Dec 13, 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush announced the United States' withdrawal of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • Dec 14, 2001: Annular solar eclipse
  • Dec 16, 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.
  • Dec 18, 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.
  • Dec 20, 2001: In the midst of violence and rioting, President Fernando De la Rua's Argentine government collapses. See also December 2001 riots
  • Dec 22, 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.
  • Dec 27, 2001: Permanent normal trade relations are granted to the People's Republic of China with the United States.
  • Dec 29, 2001: At least 291 people are killed in a fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping centre in Lima, Peru.
  • Jan 1, 2001: Greece adopts the Euro, becoming the 12th Eurozone country.


What does the year 2001 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2001 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 102nd year of the 21st century and the 1st year of the 2000s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2000 and precedes 2002.

calendars for year 2001

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