August 12th, 2001.

August 12th, 2001, was a Sunday. It was day 224 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

21 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since August 12th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.


Born on August 12th, 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 August 12th, 2001.

  • United States: Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 12th, 2001.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • Loverboy - Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
  • Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani
  • Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
  • U Remind Me - Usher
Play the top hits 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.
Rush Hour 2

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rush Hour 2" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to August 12th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 12th, 2001, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Bootylicious by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Rush Hour 2 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Aaliyah, Thuy Trang, George Harrison and Layne Staley would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "JAG", "7th Heaven", "Stargate SG-1" and "The Sopranos".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Stadium", "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes", "Mario Tennis" and "The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "7th Heaven", "Static Shock" and "The Fairly OddParents". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), HitClips audio player, Tekno the Robotic Puppy and the PlayStation 2.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 12th, 2001.

  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce.

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.

  • "Don't need no hateration, holleration..."

    "Don't need no hateration, holleration..."

    At the end of July, 2001, singer Mary J. Blige released her hit single "Family Affair".

  • 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 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early 2000s, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • 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.

  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • 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 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. 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.
  • 21 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since August 12th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 12th, 2001 will be 21 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 997570800.

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 12th, 2001.

  • July 13th, 2001: The comedy movie Legally Blonde (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • July 14th, 2001: English backpacker Peter Falconio is murdered in Darwin, Australia.
  • 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: The Japanese animated film Spirited Away 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".
  • August 3rd, 2001: The coming-of-age film "The Princess Diaries" is released in movie theaters.
  • August 6th, 2001: Death Row CEO Suge Knight is released from prison after serving four years for a parole violation.
  • August 10th, 2001: American Pie 2 (2001) is released.
  • August 10th, 2001: The psychological horror film "The Others" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: August 12th, 2001
  • August 14th, 2001: TLC singer Lisa Lopes releases her debut solo album "Supernova".
  • August 14th, 2001: Enrique Iglesias releases his single "Hero".
  • August 19th, 2001: Frank Lampard makes his debut for Chelsea.
  • August 21st, 2001: Nickelback release their single "How You Remind Me".
  • August 23rd, 2001: The game "Devil May Cry" is released on the PlayStation 2.
  • August 23rd, 2001: Nu-metal band Linkin Park release their single "In the End".
  • August 24th, 2001: The comedy film "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is released.
  • August 24th, 2001: The operation system Windows XP is released for manufacturing.
  • August 25th, 2001: RnB singer Aaliyah dies in a plane crash at the age of 22.
  • August 28th, 2001: American heavy metal band Slipknot release their album "Iowa".
  • September 3rd, 2001: Actress Thuy Trang (Power Rangers) dies in a car accident in California.
  • September 3rd, 2001: Holy Cross dispute: Protestant loyalists resume their protests outside of a Catholic primary school for girls in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, Ireland.
  • September 3rd, 2001: Enrique Iglesias releases the song "Hero".
  • September 4th, 2001: System of a Down release their album "Toxicity".
  • September 4th, 2001: RnB singer Usher releases his single "U Got It Bad".
  • September 6th, 2001: "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink wins Video of the Year at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 8th, 2001: The song "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
  • September 9th, 2001: Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda members pretending to be journalists.
  • September 9th, 2001: The first episode of the war drama miniseries "Band of Brothers" is aired on television.
  • September 10th, 2001: Charles Ingram wins "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" by cheating with the help of an accomplice in the audience.
  • September 11th, 2001: Rapper Jay-Z releases his album "The Blueprint".
  • September 11th, 2001: September 11 Attacks: 2,996 people are killed in the United States following a series of coordinated terrorist attacks.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 2001, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 2001 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

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Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 2001.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 2001.

TV shows from August, 2001.

The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
American stunt/dare game show.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.

Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Sci-fi TV series.

MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

TV show about the town of Roswell.

Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

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 August 12th, 2001.

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

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

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show


Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show


Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

City Guys
City Guys




Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Little Bear
Little Bear

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory



The Simpsons
The Simpsons


Popular toys and games in 2001.

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

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

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)

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2001.

Pokémon Crystal 2001
Pokémon Crystal
Released for the Game Boy Color.

Max Payne 2001
Max Payne
Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.

Final Fantasy X 2001
Final Fantasy X
The tenth game in the series.

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Racing game that was released on the PlayStation 2.

Twisted Metal: Black 2001
Twisted Metal: Black
Vehicle combat game.

Red Faction 2001
Red Faction
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Color.

RuneScape 2001
MMORPG published by Jagex.

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 2000
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.

Banjo-Tooie 2000
Released for the Nintendo 64.

Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman: Codename 47
Stealth video game by IO Interactive.

WWF No Mercy 2000
WWF No Mercy
Wrestling game that was released for the Nintendo 64.

The World Is Not Enough 2000
The World Is Not Enough
First-person shooter that was based on the James Bond film of the same name.

Shenmue 2000
Action-adventure game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.

TimeSplitters 2000
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Action-adventure game released on the Nintendo 64.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
RPG game developed by BioWare.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Iconic skateboarding game with a great soundtrack.

Spider-Man 2000
An action game that was released by Activision for the PlayStation.

Mario Tennis 2000
Mario Tennis
Released for the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy Color.

ECW Anarchy Rulz 2000
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Wrestling video game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 12th, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 12th.

Tyson Fury

Born on August 12th, 1988
He turned 13 on this day in 2001.

Mario Balotelli

Italian soccer player.
Born on August 12th, 1990
He turned 11 on this day in 2001.

Cara Delevingne

English model.
Born on August 12th, 1992
She turned 9 on this day in 2001.

Matthijs De Ligt

Soccer player.
Born on August 12th, 1999
He turned 2 on this day in 2001.

Weather details

Weather on August 12th, 2001.

Historical weather information for August 12th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 72.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 12th, 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 August 12th, 2001 was most likely conceived around November 19th, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 2001 is close to May 5th, 2002.

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Stats for August 12th, 2001

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,838 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,119 weeks have passed.
  • 677,206,800 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 790,074,600 times.
  • Since August 12th, 2001, the Earth has travelled approximately 349,438,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 112,867,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,239,785 steps. That's about 25,884 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,126,482 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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