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July 3rd, 2001.

July 3rd, 2001, was a Tuesday. It was day 184 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 11 months and 16 days have passed since July 3rd, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 3rd, 2001?

  • Football: Sol Campbell joins Arsenal.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 2001.

  • United States: U Remind Me - Usher
  • United Kingdom: The Way To Your Love - Hear'say
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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 3rd, 2001.

Take me back to July 3rd, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 3rd, 2001 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song U Remind Me by Usher is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Way To Your Love by Hear'say is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence 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 "The X-Files", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "CatDog" and "The King of Queens". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", "Final Fantasy IX", "Spider-Man" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Recess", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "The Fairly OddParents".

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

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 July 3rd, 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

  • 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.

  • 19 years, 11 months and 16 days have passed since July 3rd, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 3rd, 2001, will be 19 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 994114800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 3rd, 2001.

  • 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.
  • June 29th, 2001: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), starring Haley Joel Osment, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 29th, 2001: The Fast and the Furious (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • July 2nd, 2001: The song "Heaven Is a Halfpipe" is released by American hip hop band OPM.
  • July 2nd, 2001: Barry George is sentenced to life for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
  • This date: July 3rd, 2001
  • July 4th, 2001: Scary Movie 2 (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • July 6th, 2001: Internet culture: The domain name for YTMND ("You're the Man Now, Dog") is registered.
  • July 9th, 2001: Soccer: French midfielder Zinedine Zidane joins Real Madrid.
  • July 13th, 2001: The comedy movie Legally Blonde (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • July 18th, 2001: Jurassic Park III (2001) is released.
  • July 18th, 2001: A freight train derails in a tunnel under Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The resulting chemical fire rages on for six days.
  • July 19th, 2001: The video game Final Fantasy X is released.
  • July 20th, 2001: Spirited Away (2001) is released.
  • July 23rd, 2001: The video game "Max Payne" is released.
  • July 24th, 2001: The song "Family Affair" is released by Mary J. Blige.
  • July 24th, 2001: Christina Milian releases her debut single "AM to PM".
  • July 27th, 2001: Planet of the Apes (2001) is released.
  • July 27th, 2001: Brian Dowling wins the 2nd season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • July 30th, 2001: Afroman releases his song "Because I Got High".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 3rd, 2001, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 3rd, 2001 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • Fear Factor - American stunt/dare game show.
  • 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".

Kid's TV shows on July 3rd, 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
  • 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)
  • 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.

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 July 3rd, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of July.

  • July 3rd, 1943: Kurtwood Smith (Actor) turned 58 on this day in 2001.
  • July 3rd, 1956: Montel Williams (Television personality) turned 45 on this day in 2001.
  • July 3rd, 1962: Tom Cruise (Actor) turned 39 on this day in 2001.
  • July 3rd, 1971: Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder) turned 30 on this day in 2001.

Weather on July 3rd, 2001.

Historical weather information for July 3rd, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 23.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 3rd, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 3rd, 2001.

  • A total of 7,291 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,041 weeks have passed.
  • 629,942,400 seconds have passed since the July 3rd, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 734,932,800 times.
  • Since July 3rd, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 325,050,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 104,990,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,175,046 steps. That's about 24,078 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,559,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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