July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001, was a Monday. It was 22 years, 11 months, and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on July 2, 2001?

  • Barry George is sentenced to life for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
  • The song "Heaven Is a Halfpipe" is released by American hip hop band OPM.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 2, 2001:

  • United States: "U Remind Me" by Usher
  • United Kingdom: "The Way To Your Love" by Hear'say

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 2, 2001

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk
  • Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse
  • My Baby - Lil' Romeo
  • Ride Wit Me - Nelly Featuring City Spud
  • Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) - Train
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.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Top movie at the box office

The movie "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" was at the top of the box office on July 2, 2001.


This date was 8,384 days ago. Approximately 279 months have passed. It was the 183rd day of 2001, in week 27. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 22 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 93 seasons of weather since then.


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I remember "Heaven Is a Halfpipe" and all of the other "nu-metal" songs from back then. Our friend group were all into skateboarding and Kerrang.
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Take me back to July 2, 2001

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, July 2, 2001. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. The summer of 2001 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "U Remind Me" by Usher is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Way To Your Love" by Hear'say is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence 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 "Touched by an Angel", "Dawson's Creek", "Angel", and "Malcolm in the Middle".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes", "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask", "WWF No Mercy", and "Banjo-Tooie". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Roswell", "The Amanda Show", "Static Shock", and "The Fairly OddParents". Popular toys at the moment include Gogo's Crazy Bones, Fisher Price Chatter Phone, Razor (scooter), and Bratz dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 2, 2001.

  • "At least in heaven I can skate."

    "At least in heaven I can skate."

    In July of 2001, American hip hop band OPM released their single "Heaven Is a Halfpipe".
  • The Fast and the Furious is showing at movie theaters.

    The Fast and the Furious is showing at movie theaters

    The action film "The Fast and the Furious" was playing in movie theaters at this time. This was the first installment in the franchise, with Paul Walker making his debut as Brian O'Conner.
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    The action film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" was showing at movie theaters in June and July of 2001. The film, which was based on the video game series, starred actress Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.
  • 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.
  • 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 July 2, 2001.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 2, 2001.

  • 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.
  • June 22, 2001: The final episode of "The Famous Jett Jackson" is aired on the Disney Channel.
  • June 24, 2001:
    • Wrestling: Booker T makes his debut for the WWE.
    • Soccer: Pep Guardiola plays his final game for Barcelona.
  • June 28, 2001: Former Serbian president Slobodan Milošević is extradited to stand trial at The Hague.
  • June 29, 2001:
    • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), starring Haley Joel Osment, is released in movie theaters.
    • The action film "The Fast and the Furious" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: July 2, 2001
  • July 3, 2001: Football: Sol Campbell joins Arsenal on a free transfer.
  • July 4, 2001:
    • Scary Movie 2 (2001) is released in cinemas.
    • 145 people lose their lives after Vladivostock Air Flight 352 crashes near Irkutsk Airport in Russia.
  • July 6, 2001: Internet culture: The domain name for YTMND ("You're the Man Now, Dog") is registered.
  • July 9, 2001:
    • Soccer: French midfielder Zinedine Zidane joins Real Madrid.
    • The first episode of the British version of "The Office" is aired on BBC Two.
  • July 13, 2001: The comedy movie Legally Blonde (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • July 14, 2001: English backpacker Peter Falconio is murdered in Darwin, Australia.
  • July 17, 2001: Nickelback release their single "How You Remind Me".
  • July 18, 2001:
    • Jurassic Park III (2001) is released.
    • A freight train derails in a tunnel under Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The resulting chemical fire rages on for six days.
  • July 19, 2001: The video game Final Fantasy X is released.
  • July 20, 2001: The Japanese animated film Spirited Away is released.
  • July 23, 2001: The video game "Max Payne" is released.
  • July 24, 2001:
    • The song "Family Affair" is released by Mary J. Blige.
    • Christina Milian releases her debut single "AM to PM".
  • July 27, 2001:
    • Planet of the Apes (2001) is released.
    • Brian Dowling wins the 2nd season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • July 30, 2001: Afroman releases his song "Because I Got High".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2, 2001, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 2, 2001 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2001

Television shows that people were watching in July 2001:

TV shows from July 2001.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
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 July 2, 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

Toys and games that were popular in 2001:

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 2001.

Twisted Metal: Black 2001
Twisted Metal: Black
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

Were you born on July 2, 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 July 2, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 2.

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

US Supreme Court justice Deceased
Born on July 2, 1908
He was not alive on this date.

Bret Hart

Bret Hart

Born on July 2, 1957
He turned 44 on this day in 2001.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

Born on July 2, 1985
She turned 16 on this day in 2001.

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Irish boxer
Born on July 2, 1986
She turned 15 on this day in 2001.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Born on July 2, 1986
She turned 15 on this day in 2001.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Born on July 2, 1990
She turned 11 on this day in 2001.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 2, 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 July 2, 2001 was most likely conceived around October 9, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2, 2001 is close to March 25, 2002.

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Stats for July 2, 2001


Here are some interesting statistics about July 2, 2001:

  • 8,384 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,197 weeks have passed.
  • 724,377,600 seconds have passed since July 2, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 845,107,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 373,778,841,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 120,729,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 62,296,474 steps. That's roughly 27,687 miles.
  • 8,692,531 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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