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May 4th, 2001.

May 4th, 2001, was a Friday. It was day 124 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years and 5 days have passed since May 4th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 4th, 2001?

  • The Mummy Returns (2001) is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 2001.

  • United States: All For You - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Driven" was at the top of the box office on May 4th, 2001.

Take me back to May 4th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 4th, 2001 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2001 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song All For You by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Driven 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 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 "Rugrats", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Sex and the City" and "The Powerpuff Girls".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy IX", "Spider-Man", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" and "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "That '70s Show", "Lizzie McGuire" and "The Fairly OddParents". 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 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 May 4th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 2001.

    The 2001 Eurovision song contest is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Estonia win the contest with the song "Everybody" by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 20 years and 5 days have passed since May 4th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 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 988930800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 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.
  • This date: May 4th, 2001
  • May 6th, 2001: Singer Billie Piper and Chris Evans are married in Las Vegas after dating for six months.
  • May 7th, 2001: Train robber Ronnie Biggs is immediately arrested after he arrives back in England.
  • May 9th, 2001: 129 football fans die in a stampede in Ghana.
  • May 11th, 2001: A Knight's Tale (2001) is released.
  • May 12th, 2001: Liverpool win the FA Cup final after two late goals from Michael Owen helps them secure a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 12th, 2001: Italian-American singer Perry Como passes away at the age of 88.
  • May 15th, 2001: The song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" by Eve and Gwen Stefani is released.
  • May 15th, 2001: The song "Fiesta" by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z is released.
  • May 16th, 2001: UK politics: Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punches a protester who threw an egg at him.
  • May 18th, 2001: Shrek (2001) is released.
  • May 19th, 2001: The final episode of Baywatch is aired.
  • May 21st, 2001: The Calling release their single "Wherever You Will Go".
  • May 23rd, 2001: Football: German side Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia on penalties.
  • May 24th, 2001: 23 people fall to their deaths after a dance floor collapses during a wedding ceremony in Israel.
  • May 25th, 2001: Pearl Harbor (2001) is released.
  • May 27th, 2001: Soccer: Fernando Torres makes his first team debut for Atlético Madrid.
  • June 1st, 2001: The film Moulin Rouge! (2001) is released.
  • June 1st, 2001: Rapper Shyne is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • June 1st, 2001: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 in Israel.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 2001, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 2001 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 4th, 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.

2001 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 2001. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shaggy, Faith Hill, Eminem, Kylie Minogue and Shakira.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of May.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.

  • Greenery Day (Japan)
  • Star Wars Day

Weather on May 4th, 2001.

Historical weather information for May 4th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 4th, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,310 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,044 weeks have passed.
  • 631,584,000 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 736,848,000 times.
  • Since May 4th, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 325,897,344,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,264,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,316,224 steps. That's about 24,141 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,579,008 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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