September 18, 2001

September 18, 2001, was a Tuesday. It was 22 years, 8 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18, 2001:

  • The 2001 anthrax attacks begin in America.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 2001:

  • United States: "I'm Real" by Jennifer Lopez
  • United Kingdom: "Hey Baby" by DJ Otzi

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 2001

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
  • Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • Where The Party At - Jagged Edge With Nelly
  • Someone To Call My Lover - Janet
  • Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
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.
The Musketeer

Top movie

The movie "The Musketeer" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 8,306 days ago. Approximately 277 months have passed. It was the 261st day of 2001, in week 38. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 22 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 92 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 2001

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "I'm Real" by Jennifer Lopez is at the top of the singles charts, while "Hey Baby" by DJ Otzi is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Musketeer 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.

The world is in a complete state of shock after the September 11 attacks, which brought down the World Trade Center and killed 3,000 people. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as George Harrison, Layne Staley, Left Eye, and Big Dick Dudley would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "Charmed", "Boston Public", and "The Office (UK version).".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Diablo II", "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask", "Red Faction", and "Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dawson's Creek", "Rocket Power", "Static Shock", and "The Cramp Twins". Popular toys at the moment include Fisher Price Chatter Phone, Powerpuff Girls Dolls, Poo-Chi (robot dog), and HitClips audio player.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 2001.

  • 2001 anthrax attacks.

    2001 anthrax attacks

    Between September 18th and October 9th, 2001, letters containing anthrax were mailed to news media offices and two U.S. senators. Five people were killed, and seventeen people were infected.
  • The War on Terror.

    The War on Terror

    The phrase "War on Terror" started to become popular around this time. This was in the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11.
  • 9/11.


    The world was in shock following the September 11 attacks, which left 2,996 people dead.
  • Windows XP.

    Windows XP

    This was the month that Microsoft released its 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 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 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 September 18, 2001.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 2001.

  • August 19, 2001: Frank Lampard makes his debut for Chelsea.
  • August 23, 2001: Nu-metal band Linkin Park release their single "In the End".
  • August 24, 2001:
    • The comedy film "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is released.
    • The operation system Windows XP is released for manufacturing.
  • August 25, 2001: RnB singer Aaliyah dies in a plane crash at the age of 22.
  • August 28, 2001: American heavy metal band Slipknot release their album "Iowa".
  • August 31, 2001: The final episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is aired on TV.
  • September 3, 2001:
    • Actress Thuy Trang (Power Rangers) dies in a car accident in California.
    • Holy Cross dispute: Protestant loyalists resume their protests outside of a Catholic primary school for girls in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, Ireland.
    • Enrique Iglesias releases the song "Hero".
  • September 4, 2001:
    • System of a Down release their album "Toxicity".
    • RnB singer Usher releases his single "U Got It Bad".
  • September 6, 2001: "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink wins Video of the Year at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 8, 2001: The song "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
  • September 9, 2001:
    • Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda members pretending to be journalists.
    • The first episode of the war drama miniseries "Band of Brothers" is aired on television.
  • September 10, 2001: Charles Ingram wins "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" by cheating with the help of an accomplice in the audience.
  • September 11, 2001:
    • Rapper Jay-Z releases his album "The Blueprint".
    • September 11 Attacks: 2,996 people are killed in the United States following a series of coordinated terrorist attacks.
  • September 12, 2001: 10,000 people lose their jobs after airline group Ansett Australia collapses.
  • September 13, 2001: Civilian airspace is reopened in the United States and Canada following the September 11 attacks.
  • September 14, 2001: September 11 Attacks: US President George W. Bush visits "ground zero" and states that the people who destroyed the World Trade Center will "hear all of us soon".
  • September 15, 2001: The animated series "The Proud Family" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • September 16, 2001: US President George W. Bush uses the term "war on terrorism" for the first time.
  • September 17, 2001:
    • The New York Stock Exchange reopens six days after the September 11 attacks.
    • Golf: The upcoming Ryder Cup is suspended for one year due to the September 11 attacks.
  • This date: September 18, 2001
  • September 20, 2001: US President George Bush declares a "War on Terror".
  • September 21, 2001: The film Training Day, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, is released in movie theaters.
  • September 24, 2001:
    • Soccer: It is announced that Leeds United have recorded a pre-tax loss of £7.6m.
    • The video game "Silent Hill 2" is released.
    • The Windows XP operating system begins to appear on new PCs.
  • September 25, 2001:
    • Michael Jordan announces that he will be returning to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards.
    • Britney Spears releases her song "I'm a Slave 4 U".
  • September 28, 2001: Zoolander (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • September 29, 2001: Jennifer Lopez marries backup dancer Cris Judd.
  • October 2, 2001:
    • The first episode of Scrubs is aired.
    • Rapper Ja Rule releases his album "Pain Is Love".
  • October 4, 2001: 78 people are killed after Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 is accidentally shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force over the Black Sea.
  • October 7, 2001: The War in Afghanistan begins.
  • October 11, 2001: Polaroid files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • October 16, 2001:
    • The game "Devil May Cry" is released for the PlayStation 2 in North America.
    • Pink releases her single "Get the Party Started".
    • Creed releases the song "My Sacrifice".
  • October 17, 2001: Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi is assassinated.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 2001, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 2001 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 2001

People in September 2001 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 2001.

Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
Home Movies
Home Movies
The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
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

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 September 18, 2001

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

The Proud Family
The Proud Family
The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins
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

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 September 2001.

Devil May Cry 2001
Devil May Cry
Pokémon Crystal 2001
Pokémon Crystal
Max Payne 2001
Max Payne
Final Fantasy X 2001
Final Fantasy X
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
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

Were you born on September 18, 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 September 18, 2007, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 60 on this day in 2001.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 56 on this day in 2001.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 40 on this day in 2001.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Born on September 18, 1971
She turned 30 on this day in 2001.



Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He turned 27 on this day in 2001.



Brazilian soccer player
Born on September 18, 1976
He turned 25 on this day in 2001.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He turned 3 on this day in 2001.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 18, 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 September 18, 2001 was most likely conceived around December 26, 2000.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 2001 is close to June 11, 2002.

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Stats for September 18, 2001


Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 2001:

  • 8,306 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,186 weeks have passed.
  • 717,638,400 seconds have passed since September 18, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 837,244,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 370,301,414,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 119,606,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 61,716,902 steps. That's roughly 27,430 miles.
  • 8,611,661 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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