8th of May, 2001

The 8th of May, 2001, fell on a Tuesday. Day 128 of 2001. Decade: 2000s.

18 years, 8 months and 13 days have passed since the 8th of May, 2001.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 2001:

  • United States: All For You - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Driven" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of May, 2001.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.

  • Nokia 3310

    Throughout this period of time, the Nokia 3310 would have been one of the most popular cell phones on the market. The phone included a game called "Snake" and it allowed people to customize its cover.

  • 2001 in movies.

    Movies released in 2001 included Shrek, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Monsters, Inc., Ocean's Eleven, Pearl Harbor, The Mummy Returns, Jurassic Park III, Planet of the Apes, Hannibal, Moulin Rouge!, Spy Kids, The Fast and the Furious and The Others.

  • Time Person of the Year 2001

    New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2001.

  • 2001 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2001 included Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, Shaggy, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Lifehouse, Nelly, Eve, Blu Cantrell, Usher, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine and Nickelback.

  • U2 - "Walk On"

    "Walk On" by U2 would go on to win a Grammy for 2001's Record of the Year.

  • Eurovision 2001

    The 2001 Eurovision song contest is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Estonia win the contest with the song "Everybody" by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 18 years, 8 months and 13 days have passed since the 8th of May, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2001, will be 18 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 989276400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 2001:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2001, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 2001 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.62cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 2001.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 2001 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 2001 is the 15th of February, 2002. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1971: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after they defeat Liverpool 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Dark Angel - Starring Jessica Alba.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • The West Wing - Political drama.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - Iconic skateboarding game with a great soundtrack.
  • Spider-Man - An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.
  • Final Fantasy IX - Fantasy RPG game.
  • Diablo II - The second game in the series.
  • Deus Ex - RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 2001.

  • 6,831 days have passed since this date.
  • 590,202,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 688,569,000 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 304,544,232,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 98,367,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,757,372 steps. That's about 22,559 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,082,424 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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