January 15th, 2001

January 15th, 2001, fell on a Monday. It was day 15 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 0 months and 10 days have passed since January 15th, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 15th, 2001:

  • The Wikipedia website is launched.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 15th, 2001:

  • United States: Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Love Don't Cost A Thing - Jennifer Lopez

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 15th, 2001 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holidays are 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, Love Don't Cost A Thing by Jennifer Lopez 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. The Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular phones on the market at the moment. 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 and Jennifer Lopez.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Oz", "Ally McBeal" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Diablo II", "Final Fantasy IX", "Spider-Man" and "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Teletubbies", "Recess" and "Bob the Builder".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "The Dreamcast", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "Razor (scooter)" and "PlayStation 2".


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 January 15th, 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.

  • A Beautiful Mind

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 20 years, 0 months and 10 days have passed since January 15th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 15th, 2001, will be 20 years of age.
  • People born in 2001 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 979516800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 15th, 2001:

  • 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 28th, 2000: American retailer Montgomery Ward announces that it will cease operating.
  • January 13th, 2001: The website domain name for Wikipedia is first registered.
  • January 13th, 2001: 944 people are killed when an earthquake hits El Salvador.
  • This date: January 15th, 2001
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 15th, 2001, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 15th, 2001 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.

2001 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2001 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2001:

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

Video Games

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

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • The Sims - Life simulation game that was published by Electronic Arts.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 15th, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on January 15th, 2001?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 15th, 2001?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 15th, 2001 was probably conceived around the 7th of April, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 15th, 2001 is the 25th of October, 2001. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 15th, 2001.

  • 7,315 days have passed since this date.
  • 632,016,000 seconds have passed since the January 15th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 737,352,000 times.
  • Since January 15th, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 326,120,256,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,336,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,353,376 steps. That's about 24,157 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,584,192 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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