May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001, was a Tuesday. It was 23 years, 1 month, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.


Born on May 22, 2001

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 22, 2001:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 2001

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • All For You - Janet
  • Survivor - Destiny's Child
  • Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk
  • Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse
  • Ride Wit Me - Nelly Featuring City Spud
Play the top songs 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 "Shrek".


This date was 8,456 days ago. Approximately 282 months have passed. It was the 142nd day of 2001, in week 21. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 23 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 94 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 22, 2001

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 2001 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "All For You" by Janet Jackson is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7 is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Shrek is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. 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 Aaliyah, Thuy Trang, George Harrison, and Layne Staley would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "3rd Rock from the Sun", "7th Heaven", "Ally McBeal", and "Gilmore Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crazy Taxi", "Dead or Alive 2", "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", and "Shenmue".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Friends", "Pokemon", "Rocket Power", and "Jackie Chan Adventures". Popular toys at the moment include Gogo's Crazy Bones, Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer, the Dreamcast, and Amazing Ally.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 22, 2001.

  • Shrek is currently showing in movie theaters.

    Shrek is currently showing in movie theaters

    The computer-animated comedy film "Shrek" was being played in movie theaters at this time.
  • "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

    "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

    Eve and singer Gwen Stefani teamed up to release the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind".
  • Eurovision 2001.

    Eurovision 2001

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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 22, 2001.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 22, 2001.

  • 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.
  • May 4, 2001: The Mummy Returns (2001) is released.
  • May 6, 2001: Singer Billie Piper and Chris Evans are married in Las Vegas after dating for six months.
  • May 7, 2001: Train robber Ronnie Biggs is immediately arrested after he arrives back in England.
  • May 9, 2001: 129 football fans die in a stampede in Ghana.
  • May 11, 2001:
    • The medieval adventure film "A Knight's Tale", starring Heath Ledger, is released in movie theaters.
    • English author Douglas Adams dies from a heart attack at the age of 49.
  • May 12, 2001:
    • Liverpool win the FA Cup final after two late goals from Michael Owen helps them secure a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.
    • Italian-American singer Perry Como passes away at the age of 88.
  • May 15, 2001:
    • The song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" by Eve and Gwen Stefani is released.
    • The song "Fiesta" by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z is released.
  • May 16, 2001: UK politics: Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punches a protester who threw an egg at him.
  • May 18, 2001:
    • The animated film "Shrek" is released in movie theaters.
    • It is reported that actor David Duchovny is quitting The X-Files due to a contract dispute.
  • May 19, 2001: The final episode of Baywatch is aired.
  • May 21, 2001:
    • The Calling release their single "Wherever You Will Go".
    • British garage group "DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies" release their one-hit wonder "Do You Really Like It?".
  • This date: May 22, 2001
  • May 23, 2001: Football: German side Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia on penalties.
  • May 24, 2001:
    • 23 people fall to their deaths after a dance floor collapses during a wedding ceremony in Israel.
    • Democrats regain control of the Senate after Vermont Senator James Jeffords leaves the Republican Party.
  • May 25, 2001: Pearl Harbor (2001) is released.
  • May 27, 2001: Soccer: Fernando Torres makes his first team debut for Atlético Madrid.
  • June 1, 2001:
    • The film Moulin Rouge! (2001) is released.
    • Rapper Shyne is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    • A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 in Israel.
  • June 5, 2001: Tropical Storm Allison hits Texas and drops large volumes of rain over Houston.
  • June 6, 2001: Actor Michael Barrymore is arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Stuart Lubbock at his house back in March.
  • June 7, 2001: Irish voters reject the Treaty of Nice in a referendum.
  • June 11, 2001:
    • The first episode of the stunt game show "Fear Factor" is aired.
    • Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 15, 2001:
    • The film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", starring Angelina Jolie, is released in movie theaters.
    • The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2001 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1.
  • June 19, 2001: Jennifer Lopez releases her single "I'm Real", featuring Ja Rule.
  • June 21, 2001: Actor Carroll O'Connor, who portrayed Archie Bunker in the TV show "All in the Family", passes away at the age of 76.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22, 2001, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 22, 2001 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2001

People in May 2001 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from May 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

Kids TV shows on May 22, 2001

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2001:

Invader Zim
Invader Zim
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
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

Popular toys and games in 2001

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

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2001.

Red Faction 2001
Red Faction
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
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

Were you born on May 22, 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 May 22, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 22.

Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski

American terrorist Deceased
Born on May 22, 1942
He turned 59 on this day in 2001.

George Best

George Best

Soccer player Deceased
Born on May 22, 1946
He turned 55 on this day in 2001.



Born on May 22, 1959
He turned 42 on this day in 2001.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

English model
Born on May 22, 1970
She turned 31 on this day in 2001.

Katie Price

Katie Price

English model
Born on May 22, 1978
She turned 23 on this day in 2001.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 22, 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 May 22, 2001 was most likely conceived around August 29, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 22, 2001 is close to February 12, 2002.

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Stats for May 22, 2001


Here are some interesting statistics about May 22, 2001:

  • 8,456 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,208 weeks have passed.
  • 730,598,400 seconds have passed since May 22, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 852,364,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 376,988,774,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,766,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 62,831,462 steps. That's roughly 27,925 miles.
  • 8,767,181 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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