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April 1st, 2001.

April 1st, 2001, was a Sunday. It was day 91 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 1 months and 18 days have passed since April 1st, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 1st, 2001?

  • Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested.
  • WrestleMania X-Seven: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats The Rock at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

Fictional event.

April 1st, 2001 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game or television series.

  • Wrestling: Stone Cold Steve Austin turns heel.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 1st, 2001.

  • United States: Angel - Shaggy
  • United Kingdom: Pure And Simple - Hear'say
Play the top hits 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "Heartbreakers" was at the top of the box office on April 1st, 2001.

Take me back to April 1st, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 1st, 2001 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It is April Fool's Day, which means that people are playing practical jokes on one another. The summer of 2001 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Angel by Shaggy is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Pure And Simple by Hear'say is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Heartbreakers 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "7th Heaven", "Dawson's Creek", "Will & Grace" and "Dora the Explorer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead or Alive 2", "Diablo II", "Colin McRae Rally 2.0" and "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Daria", "Dora the Explorer" and "Grounded for Life". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, the Dreamcast, 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 April 1st, 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, 1 months and 18 days have passed since April 1st, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 13 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 1st, 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 986079600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 1st, 2001.

  • March 4th, 2001: The Real IRA detonate a car bomb outside of the BBC's main news centre in London.
  • March 5th, 2001: Irish boy band Westlife release their version of the song "Uptown Girl".
  • March 10th, 2001: Rapper Nelly releases the single "Ride with Me".
  • March 12th, 2001: Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas dies of heart failure.
  • March 12th, 2001: British pop group Hear'Say release their debut single "Pure and Simple".
  • March 16th, 2001: 108 people are killed after a man called Jin Ruchao sets off a series of bombs in the Chinese city of Shijiazhuang.
  • March 23rd, 2001: The World Wrestling Federation purchases WCW for $7 million dollars.
  • March 24th, 2001: Apple releases the macOS operating system.
  • March 26th, 2001: British virtual band Gorillaz release their self-titled debut album "Gorillaz".
  • March 26th, 2001: The final episode of "WCW Monday Nitro" is aired.
  • March 27th, 2001: The song "Lady Marmalade" is released by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink.
  • March 27th, 2001: 2Pac's album "Until the End of Time" is released.
  • March 28th, 2001: Alicia Keys releases her single "Fallin".
  • March 29th, 2001: Rapper Puff Daddy changes his name to "P. Diddy".
  • March 30th, 2001: The adventure comedy film "Spy Kids" (2001) is released.
  • March 31st, 2001: Former soccer player David Rocastle passes away after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • March 31st, 2001: 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock dies during a party at actor Michael Barrymore's house in Essex.
  • This date: April 1st, 2001
  • April 13th, 2001: The romantic comedy film "Bridget Jones's Diary" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 15th, 2001: American musician Joey Ramone passes away at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer.
  • April 16th, 2001: Enemy at the Gates (2001) is released.
  • April 18th, 2001: NBA star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine are married.
  • April 23rd, 2001: Blu Cantrell releases the single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)".
  • April 28th, 2001: Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Gang Starr, Fatboy Slim, The Roots and more play at Coachella.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 1st, 2001, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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: April 1st, 2001 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 1st, 2001.

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

  • The Fairly OddParents
  • My Wife and Kids
  • 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
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of April.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of April.

  • April Fools' Day
  • Islamic Republic Day (Iran)

Weather on April 1st, 2001.

Historical weather information for April 1st, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 1st, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 1st, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 1st, 2001 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of June, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 1st, 2001 is close to the 9th of January, 2002.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 1st, 2001.

  • A total of 7,353 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,050 weeks have passed.
  • 635,299,200 seconds have passed since the April 1st, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 741,182,400 times.
  • Since April 1st, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 327,814,387,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,883,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,635,731 steps. That's about 24,283 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,623,590 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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