October 7th, 2001

October 7th, 2001, fell on a Sunday. It was day 280 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since October 7th, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 7th, 2001:

  • The War in Afghanistan begins.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 7th, 2001:

  • United States: Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • United Kingdom: Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Don't Say a Word" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 7th, 2001 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Fallin' by Alicia Keys is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Don't Say a Word is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

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.

The US invasion of Afghanistan is occurring. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "The Sopranos" and "Andromeda". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn", "Final Fantasy X", "Max Payne" and "Silent Hill 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Rocket Power", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Lizzie McGuire". Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "Razor (scooter)", "PlayStation 2" and "Bratz (dolls)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 7th, 2001.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.

  • 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.

  • A Beautiful Mind

    "A Beautiful Mind" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2001

    New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 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.

  • 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.

  • U2 - "Walk On"

    "Walk On" by U2 would go on to win a Grammy for 2001's Record of the Year.

  • 9/11

    During this period, the world was reeling from the shock of the September 11 attacks, which killed 2,996 people.

  • Anthrax Attacks

    Between September 18, 2001 and October 9, 2001, letters containing anthrax were mailed to news media offices and two U.S. Senators. Five people are killed and seventeen people are infected.

  • War in Afghanistan.

    The War in Afghanistan started around this time. On the 7th of October, 2001, the USA, supported by Britain, began bombing Taliban military and communications facilities.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 19 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since October 7th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 7th, 2001, will be 19 years of age.
  • People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1002409200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 7th, 2001:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 7th, 2001, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 7th, 2001 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
  • Alias - Spy action drama.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
  • 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.

2001 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2001 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2001:

  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Silent Hill 2 - Survival horror video game published by Konami.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 7th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 7th, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 42.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 19.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on October 7th, 2001?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 7th, 2001?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 7th, 2001 was probably conceived around the 28th of December, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 7th, 2001 is the 17th of July, 2002. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 7th, 2001.

  • 7,135 days have passed since this date.
  • 616,464,000 seconds have passed since the October 7th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 719,208,000 times.
  • Since October 7th, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 318,095,424,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,744,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,015,904 steps. That's about 23,563 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,397,568 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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