January 14, 2001

January 14, 2001, was a Sunday. It was 23 years, 4 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 14, 2001:

  • United States: "Independent Women Part 1" by Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: "Touch Me" by Rui da Silva

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 14, 2001

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • It Wasn't Me - Shaggy Featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent
  • He Loves U Not - Dream
  • Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do) - Mya
  • With Arms Wide Open - Creed
Play the top songs from 2001
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2001. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shaggy, Faith Hill, Eminem, Kylie Minogue and Shakira.
Cast Away

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Cast Away" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 8,531 days ago. Approximately 284 months have passed. It was the 14th day of 2001, in week 02. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 23 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 95 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 14, 2001

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It is Sunday, January 14, 2001. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

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 at the top of the singles charts, while "Touch Me" by Rui da Silva is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Cast Away is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks. 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 cellphones 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Dale Earnhardt, Jennifer Syme, Joey Ramone, and Aaliyah would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Oz", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place", "Becker", and "Roswell". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spider-Man", "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn", "The World Is Not Enough", and "RuneScape". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "Daria", "Roswell", and "Jackie Chan Adventures".

Popular toys at the moment include Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer, Rescue Heroes figures, Road Champs bikes, and LEGO Soccer Championship Challenge.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 14, 2001.

  • Lizzie McGuire debuts on the Disney Channel.

    Lizzie McGuire debuts on the Disney Channel

    A new comedy series called "Lizzie McGuire" debuted on the Disney Channel on January 12th, 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 and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.


    If you were a frequent Internet user during this time, then you probably remember Napster, a popular file-sharing website for downloading MP3 songs. According to traffic statistics, the site's popularity peaked in February 2001. It was forced to close in July 2001 due to various legal challenges.
  • The PlayStation 2.

    The PlayStation 2

    The PlayStation 2 was the dominant video game console at this time. The PS2 had releases such as Grand Theft Auto III, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Max Payne.
  • Cast Away.

    Cast Away

    The film "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks, was playing at movie theaters.
  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310

    The Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular cellphones on the market. The phone included a fun game called Snake. You could also buy custom covers for it.
  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out

    Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
  • Jennifer Lopez.

    Jennifer Lopez

    American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off

    Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
  • People are buying MP3 players.

    People are buying MP3 players

    More and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market during the early 2000s. This included 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.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 14, 2001.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 14, 2001.

  • December 15, 2000:
    • The comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) is released.
    • The first USB flash drive goes on sale in the United States, signaling the end of floppy disks.
    • Disney releases the animated film "The Emperor's New Groove".
    • The film "What Women Want", starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 18, 2000: Singer Kirsty MacColl dies in a boating accident in Cozumel, Mexico.
  • December 19, 2000: Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo is awarded the 2000 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 22, 2000:
    • Cast Away (2000), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
    • Miss Congeniality (2000) is released in cinemas.
    • Pop star Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie are married in Scotland.
  • December 24, 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 25, 2000: 309 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Dongdu building in Luoyang, China.
  • December 28, 2000: American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.
  • January 4, 2001: The MMORPG game "RuneScape" is released.
  • January 9, 2001: The first version of iTunes is released.
  • January 12, 2001: The TV series "Lizzie McGuire", starring Hilary Duff, premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • January 13, 2001:
    • The website domain name for Wikipedia is first registered.
    • 944 people are killed when an earthquake hits El Salvador.
  • This date: January 14, 2001
  • January 15, 2001: The Wikipedia website is launched.
  • January 20, 2001:
    • U.S. President Bill Clinton gives Patty Hearst a full pardon on his last day in office.
    • George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States.
  • January 22, 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 26, 2001: 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Gujarat, India.
  • January 27, 2001: Kerry Katona leaves the British pop group Atomic Kitten.
  • January 28, 2001:
    • Super Bowl XXXV: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the New York Giants by 34-7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
    • Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly perform at the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show.
  • January 29, 2001: British pop group Atomic Kitten release their single "Whole Again".
  • January 30, 2001: Wyclef Jean releases the song "Perfect Gentleman".
  • February 6, 2001:
    • Ariel Sharon becomes the new prime minister of Israel after a landslide victory.
    • Roy Whiting is charged with the murder of 8-year-old Sarah Payne in West Sussex, England.
  • February 7, 2001: Actor Tom Cruise files for divorce from his wife Nicole Kidman.
  • February 8, 2001: Rap star Eve releases her single "Who's That Girl?".
  • February 13, 2001: R&B group Destiny's Child release their single "Survivor".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 14, 2001, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 14, 2001 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 14, 2001

TV audiences were watching the following shows on January 14, 2001:

TV shows from January 2001.

Boston Public
Boston Public
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
The West Wing
The West Wing
The Sopranos
The Sopranos

Cars in 2001

2001 saw the introduction of cars such as the Volkswagen Polo Mk4, the Buick Sail, the Honda Fit, the BMW 7 Series (E65), the Toyota Camry (XV30), and the Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Cars in 2001.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 14, 2001

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2001:

Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock
Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie Chan Adventures
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
The Brothers García
The Brothers García
Even Stevens
Even Stevens
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Little Bill
Little Bill

Popular toys and games in 2001

Toys and games that were popular in 2001:

Bob the Builder Electronic Talking Scoop
Bob the Builder Electronic Talking Scoop
Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Logs
The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2
Intelli Table
Intelli Table
Diva Starz
Diva Starz
Tekno the Robotic Puppy
Tekno the Robotic Puppy
HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player
Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Powerpuff Girls Dolls
Powerpuff Girls Dolls
Eloise Doll
Eloise Doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2001.

RuneScape 2001
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 2000
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Banjo-Tooie 2000
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman: Codename 47
WWF No Mercy 2000
WWF No Mercy
The World Is Not Enough 2000
The World Is Not Enough
Shenmue 2000
FIFA 2001 2000
FIFA 2001
TimeSplitters 2000
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Were you born on January 14, 2001?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2001.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 14, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 14.

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Born on January 14, 1943
She turned 58 on this day in 2001.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

Rapper / actor
Born on January 14, 1968
He turned 33 on this day in 2001.

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Born on January 14, 1969
He turned 32 on this day in 2001.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 14, 2001.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 14, 2001 was most likely conceived around April 23, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 14, 2001 is close to October 7, 2001.

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Stats for January 14, 2001


Here are some interesting statistics about January 14, 2001:

  • 8,531 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,218 weeks have passed.
  • 737,074,800 seconds have passed since January 14, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 859,920,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 380,330,596,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,845,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 63,388,433 steps. That's roughly 28,173 miles.
  • 8,844,898 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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