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August 31st, 2001.

August 31st, 2001, was a Friday. It was day 243 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since August 31st, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2001.

  • United States: Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • United Kingdom: Let's Dance - Five
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Jeepers Creepers" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2001.

Take me back to August 31st, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 31st, 2001 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2001 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Fallin' by Alicia Keys is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Let's Dance by Five is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Jeepers Creepers 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "7th Heaven", "Charmed" and "My Wife and Kids". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2", "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn", "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" and "Final Fantasy X". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Dawson's Creek" and "My Wife and Kids".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, Poo-Chi (robot dog), the PlayStation 2 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 August 31st, 2001.

  • Aaliyah dies in a plane crash.

    Aaliyah dies in a plane crash.

    There was widespread sadness after RnB star Aaliyah died in a plane crash on August 25th, 2001. The popular singer was only 22 years old when her plane crashed on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

  • Windows XP.

    Windows XP.

    At the end of August, 2001, Microsoft released their new operating system "Windows XP".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 9 months and 12 days have passed since August 31st, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 999212400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2001.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 2001, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2001 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

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

Kid's TV shows on August 31st, 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.

  • Devil May Cry - Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.
  • Max Payne - Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.
  • Final Fantasy X - The tenth game in the series.
  • 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.

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 August 31st, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of August.

Weather on August 31st, 2001.

Historical weather information for August 31st, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.3cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.67 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.14cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2001 was most likely conceived around the 21st of November, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2001 is close to the 10th of June, 2002.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2001.

  • A total of 7,225 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,032 weeks have passed.
  • 624,240,000 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 728,280,000 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 322,107,840,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 104,040,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,684,640 steps. That's about 23,860 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,490,880 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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