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May 27th, 2001.

May 27th, 2001, was a Sunday. It was day 147 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years and 17 days have passed since May 27th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on May 27th, 2001?

  • Soccer: Fernando Torres makes his first team debut for Atlético Madrid.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 27th, 2001.

  • United States: All For You - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Shrek" was at the top of the box office on May 27th, 2001.

Take me back to May 27th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 27th, 2001 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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, 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. 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 "Stargate SG-1", "The Wild Thornberrys", "Angel" and "Dark Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead or Alive 2", "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", "Spider-Man" and "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "City Guys", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "Dora the Explorer" and "The Fairly OddParents".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, the Dreamcast, Poo-Chi (robot dog) and Razor (scooter).

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 27th, 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"

    In May of 2001, rapper 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.

    During this time, 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, 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 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 and 17 days have passed since May 27th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 27th, 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 990918000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 27th, 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 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: The medieval adventure film "A Knight's Tale", starring Heath Ledger, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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: The animated film "Shrek" is released in movie theaters.
  • May 19th, 2001: The final episode of Baywatch is aired.
  • May 21st, 2001: The Calling release their single "Wherever You Will Go".
  • May 21st, 2001: British garage group "DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies" release their one-hit wonder "Do You Really Like It?".
  • 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.
  • This date: May 27th, 2001
  • 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 6th, 2001: Actor Michael Barrymore is arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Stuart Lubbock at his house back in March.
  • June 7th, 2001: Irish voters reject the Treaty of Nice in a referendum.
  • June 11th, 2001: The first episode of the stunt game show "Fear Factor" is aired.
  • June 11th, 2001: Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 15th, 2001: The film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", starring Angelina Jolie, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 15th, 2001: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2001 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1.
  • June 19th, 2001: Jennifer Lopez releases her single "I'm Real", featuring Ja Rule.
  • 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.
  • June 24th, 2001: Wrestling: Booker T makes his debut for the WWE.
  • June 24th, 2001: Soccer: Pep Guardiola plays his final game for Barcelona.

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 27th, 2001, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27th, 2001 falls under the Deer.
  • 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.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 27th, 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
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 2001.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2001.

  • Bratz (dolls)
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 27th, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 27th of May.

  • May 27th, 1943: Cilla Black (Singer / Media personality) turned 58 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1967: Paul Gascoigne (Soccer player) turned 34 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1971: Lisa Lopes (Rapper) turned 30 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1975: Jamie Oliver (Celebrity chef) turned 26 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1975: Andre 3000 (American rapper) turned 26 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1975: Jadakiss (American rapper) turned 26 on this day in 2001.
  • May 27th, 1991: Beauden Barrett (Rugby player) turned 10 on this day in 2001.

Weather on May 27th, 2001.

Historical weather information for May 27th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 27th, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 27th, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 27th, 2001 was most likely conceived around the 17th of August, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27th, 2001 is close to the 6th of March, 2002.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,322 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,046 weeks have passed.
  • 632,620,800 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 738,057,600 times.
  • Since May 27th, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 326,432,332,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,436,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,405,389 steps. That's about 24,180 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,591,450 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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