The 21st of December, 2001, fell on a Friday. Day 355 of 2001. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 21st of December, 2001:
A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, is released in movie theaters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of December, 2001:
United States: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
United Kingdom: Something Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Vanilla Sky" 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 21st of December, 2001.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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.
Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.
On the 12th of December, 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store in California.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of December:
21st of December, 2016: Assassin's Creed (2016), a movie that is based on the video game series, is released in movie theaters.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Alias - Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
The Office (UK version). - Starring Ricky Gervais.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein - First-person shooter game.
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It - Wrestling game that was released by THQ.
Halo: Combat Evolved - FPS game that was released for the Xbox.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Stealth game.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 - The third game in the series.
Grand Theft Auto III - The third game in the series. Starring Claude in Liberty City.
Devil May Cry - Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.
Max Payne - Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of December, 2001.
6,478 days have passed since this date.
559,695,600 seconds have passed since the 21st of December, 2001.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 652,978,200 times.
Since the 21st of December, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 288,802,929,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 93,282,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,133,822 steps. That's about 21,393 miles!
Since this date, 6,716,347 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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