March 12th, 2001, was a Monday. It was day 71 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.
22 years and 11 days have passed since March 12th, 2001.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
What happened on March 12th, 2001?
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 12th, 2001.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Mexican" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is March 12th, 2001, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.
In America, the song Stutter by Joe & Mystikal is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Uptown Girl by Westlife is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Mexican is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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 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. The file-sharing website "Napster" is at the peak of its popularity.
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom is currently causing a crisis in the British agriculture and tourism sectors. Cows and sheep are currently being killed in an effort to halt the disease. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jennifer Syme, Joey Ramone, Aaliyah and Thuy Trang would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "3rd Rock from the Sun", "The Royle Family", "Will & Grace" and "Dark Angel".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead or Alive 2", "Spider-Man", "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" and "Shenmue". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Round the Twist", "Rugrats", "Little Bear" and "Pokemon". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, Finger skateboards, Razor (scooter) and Tekno the Robotic Puppy.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 12th, 2001.
During this time, authorities in the United Kingdom were attempting to stamp out a foot-and-mouth outbreak. Millions of cows and sheep had to be killed in order to stop the disease from spreading.
In March of 2001, rapper Nelly released his hit single "Ride Wit Me".
On March 1st, 2001, nu-metal band Linkin Park released their song Crawling.
"Walk On" by U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2001's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani was listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2001.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
In the first half of the 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.
During the early 2000s, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.
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.
Between 1999 and 2001, "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones, and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on different networks.
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.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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Television shows that people were watching in March, 2001.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Starring Jessica Alba.
Sci-fi TV series.
MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
TV show about the town of Roswell.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2001.
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2001.
The PlayStation 2
Tekno the Robotic Puppy
HitClips audio player
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in March of 2001.
MMORPG published by Jagex.
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.
Released for the Nintendo 64.
Hitman: Codename 47
Stealth video game by IO Interactive.
WWF No Mercy
Wrestling game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
The World Is Not Enough
First-person shooter that was based on the James Bond film of the same name.
Action-adventure game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.
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.
An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.
Released for the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy Color.
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Action-adventure stealth game that was set in feudal Japan.
Final Fantasy IX
Fantasy RPG game.
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing video game.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Crossover fighting game.
The second game in the series.
RPG game that was released by Eidos Interactive in 2000.
First-person shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.
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 March 12th, 2007, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 12th.
Historical weather information for March 12th, 2001.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on March 12th, 2001.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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