May 23rd, 2001

May 23rd, 2001, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 143 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since May 23rd, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 23rd, 2001:

  • Football: German side Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia on penalties.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 2001:

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

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 23rd, 2001 and it's a Wednesday. 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 Shrek is at the top of the Box Office. 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 "JAG", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Stargate SG-1" and "The King of Queens". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Diablo II", "Final Fantasy IX", "Spider-Man" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "The Angry Beavers", "Dora the Explorer" and "The Fairly OddParents". Popular toys include the likes of "The Dreamcast", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "Razor (scooter)" and "Bratz (dolls)".


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 23rd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 19 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since May 23rd, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 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 990572400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 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 25th, 2001: Pearl Harbor (2001) is released.
  • 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.
  • June 21st, 2001: Actor Carroll O'Connor, who portrayed Archie Bunker in the TV show "All in the Family", passes away at the age of 76.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 2001, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 2001 falls under the Deer.
  • 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:

  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • The Dreamcast
  • Groovy Girls

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 23rd, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.33cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 2001.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 2001 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 2001 is the 2nd of March, 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 23rd, 2001.

  • 7,066 days have passed since this date.
  • 610,502,400 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 712,252,800 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 315,019,238,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 101,750,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,503,206 steps. That's about 23,335 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,326,029 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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