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January 13th, 2001.

January 13th, 2001, was a Saturday. It was day 13 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 4 months and 5 days have passed since January 13th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 13th, 2001?

  • The website domain name for Wikipedia is first registered.
  • 944 people are killed when an earthquake hits El Salvador.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 13th, 2001.

  • United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Touch Me - Rui da Silva
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Cast Away" was at the top of the box office on January 13th, 2001.

Take me back to January 13th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 13th, 2001 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Touch Me by Rui da Silva is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cast Away is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In technology news, more and more music companies are beginning to release MP3 players. The new MP3 format means that music listeners are able to listen to multiple albums on the go.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular cell phones on the market at the moment. Stores across the world are currently selling a wide range of custom covers for the phone. It's 2001, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, OutKast, Crazy Town, Destiny's Child, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blu Cantrell and Jennifer Lopez. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "Xena: Warrior Princess", "King of the Hill" and "The King of Queens".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil – Code: Veronica", "Deus Ex", "Colin McRae Rally 2.0" and "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Daria", "That '70s Show", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Ed, Edd n Eddy". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Dreamcast, Poo-Chi (robot dog), Razor (scooter) and the PlayStation 2.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 13th, 2001.

  • U2 - "Walk On".

    U2 - "Walk On".

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

  • 2001 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2001.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2001.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2001 were Tom Cruise, Tiger Woods, The Beatles, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, Michael Jordan, The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Oprah Winfrey and Mel Gibson.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2001?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2001?

    In 2001, the best NBA players were Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Dikembe Mutombo, Tracy McGrady, Karl Malone, Dirk Nowitzki, David Robinson, Gary Payton and Ray Allen.

  • Time Person of the Year 2001.

    Time Person of the Year 2001.

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

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • 2001 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2001?

    Who were the best football players in 2001?

    In 2001, the best soccer players were Michael Owen, Raúl, Oliver Kahn, David Beckham, Francesco Totti, Luís Figo, Rivaldo, Andriy Shevchenko, Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane.

  • A Beautiful Mind.

    A Beautiful Mind.

    "A Beautiful Mind" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001.

  • Napster.

    Napster.

    If you were a frequent Internet user during this time period, the you probably remember the file-sharing website "Napster", which was a popular site for downloading MP3 songs. According to traffic statistics, the site's popularity peaked in February of 2001. In July of 2001, it was forced to close because of legal challenges.

  • Nokia 3310.

    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.

  • Jennifer Lopez.

    Jennifer Lopez.

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

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • MP3 players become a thing.

    MP3 players become a thing.

    In the early "naughties", more and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market. This included the likes of the Samsung YEPP, the Creative NOMAD Jukebox and the Apple iPod. Although most of us did not know it at the time, the MP3 marked the beginning of the end for the CD format and in turn, the music stores that sold them.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.

  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 20 years, 4 months and 5 days have passed since January 13th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 13th, 2001, will be 20 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 979344000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 13th, 2001.

  • December 15th, 2000: The comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) is released.
  • December 15th, 2000: The first USB flash drive goes on sale in the United States, signaling the end of floppy disks.
  • December 15th, 2000: Disney releases the animated film "The Emperor's New Groove".
  • December 15th, 2000: The film "What Women Want", starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 18th, 2000: Singer Kirsty MacColl dies in a boating accident in Cozumel, Mexico.
  • December 19th, 2000: Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo is awarded the 2000 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Cast Away (2000), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Miss Congeniality (2000) is released in cinemas.
  • December 22nd, 2000: Pop star Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie are married in Scotland.
  • December 24th, 2000: A gang of escaped prisoners hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered after responding to the scene.
  • December 25th, 2000: 309 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Dongdu building in Luoyang, China.
  • December 28th, 2000: American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.
  • January 12th, 2001: The TV series "Lizzie McGuire", starring Hilary Duff, premiers on the Disney Channel.
  • This date: January 13th, 2001
  • January 15th, 2001: The Wikipedia website is launched.
  • January 20th, 2001: U.S. President Bill Clinton gives Patty Hearst a full pardon on his last day in office.
  • January 20th, 2001: George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States.
  • January 22nd, 2001: Former NFL player Rae Carruth is sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges relating to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in 1999.
  • January 26th, 2001: 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Gujarat, India.
  • January 28th, 2001: Super Bowl XXXV: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the New York Giants by 34-7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
  • January 28th, 2001: Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly perform at the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show.
  • January 29th, 2001: British pop group Atomic Kitten release their single "Whole Again".
  • February 6th, 2001: Ariel Sharon becomes the new prime minister of Israel after a landslide victory.
  • February 6th, 2001: Roy Whiting is charged with the murder of 8-year-old Sarah Payne in West Sussex, England.
  • February 7th, 2001: Actor Tom Cruise files for divorce from his wife Nicole Kidman.
  • February 8th, 2001: Rap star Eve releases her single "Who's That Girl?".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 13th, 2001, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 13th, 2001 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Dark Angel - Starring Jessica Alba.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Jackass - MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.
  • 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.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Kid's TV shows on January 13th, 2001.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2001.

  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Grounded for Life
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Roswell
  • Rocket Power
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Bob the Builder
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • CatDog
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • City Guys
  • Recess
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Pokemon
  • Teletubbies
  • Daria
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • 7th Heaven
  • Moesha
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2001.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2001.

  • The PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • The Dreamcast
  • Groovy Girls

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn - RPG game developed by BioWare.
  • 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.
  • Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - Racing video game.
  • Diablo II - The second game in the series.
  • Deus Ex - RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
  • Dead or Alive 2 - Fighting game developed by Team Ninja.
  • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica - Survival horror game that was developed for the Dreamcast.
  • Pokémon Stadium - Strategy game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 13th of January.

Weather on January 13th, 2001.

Historical weather information for January 13th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.4 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 13th, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 13th, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 13th, 2001 was most likely conceived around the 5th of April, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 13th, 2001 is close to the 23rd of October, 2001.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 13th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,431 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,061 weeks have passed.
  • 642,034,800 seconds have passed since the January 13th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 749,040,600 times.
  • Since January 13th, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 331,289,956,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 107,005,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 55,214,993 steps. That's about 24,540 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,704,418 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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