March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001, was a Thursday. It was 23 years, 3 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on March 29, 2001:

  • Rapper Puff Daddy changes his name to "P. Diddy".
Song charts

Popular songs

On March 29, 2001, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Angel" by Shaggy
  • United Kingdom: "Pure And Simple" by Hear'say

The music charts on March 29, 2001

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Butterfly - Crazy Town
  • Angel - Shaggy Featuring Rayvon
  • Stutter - Joe Featuring Mystikal
  • Again - Lenny Kravitz
  • Love Don't Cost A Thing - Jennifer Lopez
Play the top singles 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.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Heartbreakers".


This date occurred 8,506 days ago. Approximately 284 months have passed. It was the 88th day of 2001, in week 13. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on March 29, 2001, are now 23 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 95 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 29, 2001

Let's go back to the 2000s.

The date is March 29, 2001, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer.

In America, the song "Angel" by Shaggy is at the top of the singles charts, while "Pure And Simple" by Hear'say is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Heartbreakers is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "King of the Hill", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", and "Becker". 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. The file-sharing website "Napster" is at the peak of its popularity.

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom is causing a crisis in the British agriculture and tourism sectors. The authorities are killing cows and sheep 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 still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Crazy Taxi", "The Sims", "Dead or Alive 2", and "Final Fantasy IX".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Cousin Skeeter", "The Amanda Show", and "My Wife and Kids". Children are playing with toys such as Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer, Rescue Heroes figures, WWF action figures, and Powerpuff Girls Dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 29, 2001.

  • A foot-and-mouth crisis in ongoing in the United Kingdom.

    A foot-and-mouth crisis in ongoing in the United Kingdom

    The 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.
  • "If you want to go and take a ride with me."

    "If you want to go and take a ride with me."

    Nelly released his hit single "Ride Wit Me" in March 2001.
  • "Crawling in my skin..."

    "Crawling in my skin..."

    The nu-metal band Linkin Park released their song Crawling around this time.
  • 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.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 29, 2001.

  • February 27, 2001: The song "What Would You Do?" is released by R&B group City High.
  • February 28, 2001: 10 people are killed after a high-speed train is derailed near Selby, North Yorkshire in England.
  • March 1, 2001: The song Crawling is released by nu-metal rock band Linkin Park.
  • March 4, 2001: The Real IRA detonate a car bomb outside of the BBC's main news centre in London.
  • March 5, 2001: Irish boy band Westlife release their version of the song "Uptown Girl".
  • March 10, 2001: Rapper Nelly releases the single "Ride with Me".
  • March 12, 2001:
    • Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas dies of heart failure.
    • British pop group Hear'Say release their debut single "Pure and Simple".
  • March 13, 2001: Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott releases her single "Get Ur Freak On".
  • March 16, 2001: 108 people are killed after a man called Jin Ruchao sets off a series of bombs in the Chinese city of Shijiazhuang.
  • March 23, 2001: The World Wrestling Federation purchases WCW for $7 million dollars.
  • March 24, 2001: Apple releases the macOS operating system.
  • March 26, 2001:
    • British virtual band Gorillaz release their self-titled debut album "Gorillaz".
    • The final episode of "WCW Monday Nitro" is aired.
  • March 27, 2001:
    • The song "Lady Marmalade" is released by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink.
    • 2Pac's album "Until the End of Time" is released.
  • This date: March 29, 2001
  • March 30, 2001:
    • The adventure comedy film "Spy Kids" (2001) is released.
    • The first episode of the animated series "The Fairly OddParents" is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • March 31, 2001:
    • Former soccer player David Rocastle passes away after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    • 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock dies during a party at actor Michael Barrymore's house in Essex.
  • April 1, 2001:
    • WrestleMania X-Seven: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats The Rock at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
    • Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested.
  • April 2, 2001:
    • American actress Jennifer Syme dies in a car accident at the age of 28.
    • The rock channel "Kerrang! TV" is launched.
  • April 10, 2001: Alicia Keys releases her single "Fallin".
  • April 11, 2001: Branson Perry (20) goes missing in Skidmore, Missouri.
  • April 13, 2001: The romantic comedy film "Bridget Jones's Diary" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 15, 2001: American musician Joey Ramone passes away at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer.
  • April 16, 2001: Enemy at the Gates (2001) is released.
  • April 18, 2001: NBA star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine are married.
  • April 23, 2001:
    • Blu Cantrell releases the single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)".
    • S Club 7 release the single "Don't Stop Movin'".
  • April 28, 2001: Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Gang Starr, Fatboy Slim, The Roots and more play at Coachella.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 29, 2001, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: March 29, 2001 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 2001

In March 2001, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 2001

If you were a kid on March 29, 2001, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
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

Toys in 2001

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 March 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 March 29, 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 March 29, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 29.

John Tyler

John Tyler

US President Deceased
Born on March 29, 1790
He was not alive on this date.

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Born on March 29, 1955
He turned 46 on this day in 2001.

Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

Born on March 29, 1960
She turned 41 on this day in 2001.

N'Golo Kanté

N'Golo Kanté

Soccer player
Born on March 29, 1991
He turned 10 on this day in 2001.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on March 29, 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 March 29, 2001 was most likely conceived around July 6, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 29, 2001 is close to December 20, 2001.

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Stats for March 29, 2001


Here are some interesting statistics about March 29, 2001:

  • 8,506 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,215 weeks have passed.
  • 734,918,400 seconds have passed since March 29, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 857,404,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 379,217,894,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,486,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 63,202,982 steps. That's roughly 28,090 miles.
  • 8,819,021 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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