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October 7th, 2001.

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

Exactly 21 years have passed since October 7th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on October 7th, 2001?

  • The War in Afghanistan begins.
Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States 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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 7th, 2001.

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

  • Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
  • Where The Party At - Jagged Edge With Nelly
  • Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
  • Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Play the top singles from the year 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.
Don't Say a Word

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Don't Say a Word" was at the top of the Box Office on October 7th, 2001.

Comments.

The following comments about October 7th, 2001 were written by our visitors.

Dean

I remember this day really well. I was just a kid and my dad was painting our hallway. Then it came on the news that the US had invaded Afghanistan. They were showing footage of buildings on fire after airstrikes.
Posted on May 17th, 2022 01:39

Ouma Kevin

This was the day I was born.
Posted on September 3rd, 2022 12:52


Post your own comment.

Take me back to October 7th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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.

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. The US invasion of Afghanistan is occurring.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as George Harrison, Left Eye, The British Bulldog and John Gotti would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "Sex and the City", "Andromeda" and "Home Movies". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The World Is Not Enough", "Hitman: Codename 47", "Max Payne" and "Silent Hill 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Daria", "That '70s Show", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Betty Spaghetty (doll), Finger skateboards, HitClips audio player and the Game Boy Advance.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 7th, 2001.

  • War in Afghanistan.

    War in Afghanistan.

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

  • Scrubs.

    Scrubs.

    On October 2nd, 2001, a new medical comedy series called "Scrubs" made its debut on television.

  • Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd are married.

    Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd are married.

    At the end of September, 2001, J.Lo married backup dancer Chris Judd.

  • Zoolander.

    Zoolander.

    On September 28th, 2001, the comedy film "Zoolander" started playing at movie theaters.

  • 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.

    9/11.

    During this period, the world was reeling in shock following the September 11 attacks, which left 2,996 people dead.

  • 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 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 noughties, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • Exactly 21 years 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: A person born on October 7th, 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 1002409200.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around October 7th, 2001.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 7th, 2001, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • 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.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 7th, 2001.

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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.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 2001.

TV shows from October, 2001.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Alias
Alias
Spy action drama.

Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
War miniseries.

Home Movies
Home Movies
Adult animated sitcom.

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.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Jackass
Jackass
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.

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

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

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

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

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

Charmed
Charmed
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.

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 October 7th, 2001.

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

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

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

Roswell
Roswell

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

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

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

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

Pokemon
Pokemon

Daria
Daria

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

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Toys

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 October of 2001.

Silent Hill 2 2001
Silent Hill 2
Survival horror video game published by Konami.

Devil May Cry 2001
Devil May Cry
Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.

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
RuneScape
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
Banjo-Tooie
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
Shenmue
Action-adventure game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.

TimeSplitters 2000
TimeSplitters
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.

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

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 you should check out October 7th, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 7th.

Vladimir Putin

Russian President.
Born on October 7th, 1952
He turned 49 on this day in 2001.

Simon Cowell

Producer / Talent scout.
Born on October 7th, 1959
He turned 42 on this day in 2001.

Toni Braxton

Singer.
Born on October 7th, 1967
She turned 34 on this day in 2001.

Jamie Hector

Actor.
Born on October 7th, 1975
He turned 26 on this day in 2001.

Alesha Dixon

Singer.
Born on October 7th, 1978
She turned 23 on this day in 2001.

Diego Costa

Soccer player.
Born on October 7th, 1988
He turned 13 on this day in 2001.

Lewis Capaldi

Singer.
Born on October 7th, 1996
He turned 5 on this day in 2001.

Weather details

Weather on October 7th, 2001.

Historical 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.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 7th, 2001.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 7th, 2001.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 7th, 2001 was most likely conceived around January 14th, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 7th, 2001 is close to June 30th, 2002.

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Stats for October 7th, 2001

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 7,670 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,095 weeks have passed.
  • 662,688,000 seconds have passed since the October 7th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 773,136,000 times.
  • Since October 7th, 2001, the Earth has travelled approximately 341,947,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,448,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,991,168 steps. That's about 25,329 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,952,256 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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