May 20th, 2001

May 20th, 2001, fell on a Sunday. It was day 140 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since May 20th, 2001.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 20th, 2001:

  • United States: All For You - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 20th, 2001 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their 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, It's Raining Men by Geri Halliwell is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Shrek 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", "Xena: Warrior Princess", "Stargate SG-1" and "Recess". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Deus Ex", "Diablo II", "Final Fantasy IX" and "Spider-Man".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Angry Beavers", "That '70s Show", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "The Fairly OddParents". Popular toys include the likes of "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 May 20th, 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 19 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since May 20th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 20th, 2001, will be 19 years of age.
  • People born in 2001 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 990313200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 20th, 2001:

  • April 28th, 2001: Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Gang Starr, Fatboy Slim, The Roots and more play at Coachella.
  • May 4th, 2001: The Mummy Returns (2001) is released.
  • 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 18th, 2001: Shrek (2001) is released.
  • May 23rd, 2001: Football: German side Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia on penalties.
  • 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.
  • June 7th, 2001: Irish voters reject the Treaty of Nice in a referendum.
  • June 11th, 2001: Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 12th, 2001: The song "Family Affair" is released by Mary J. Blige.
  • June 15th, 2001: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) is released.
  • June 15th, 2001: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2001 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 20th, 2001, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 20th, 2001 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

2001 - Kid's TV

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 20th, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 20th, 2001?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 20th, 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 May 20th, 2001 was probably conceived around the 10th of August, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 20th, 2001 is the 27th of February, 2002. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 20th, 2001.

  • 7,139 days have passed since this date.
  • 616,813,200 seconds have passed since the May 20th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 719,615,400 times.
  • Since May 20th, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 318,275,611,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,802,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,045,935 steps. That's about 23,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,401,758 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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