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October 16th, 2001.

October 16th, 2001, was a Tuesday. It was day 289 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since October 16th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2001.

  • United States: I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez
  • United Kingdom: Because I Got High - Afroman
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Training Day

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Training Day" was at the top of the box office on October 16th, 2001.

Take me back to October 16th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 16th, 2001 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. 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 I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Because I Got High by Afroman is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Training Day 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.

The US invasion of Afghanistan is occurring. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "JAG", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Oz" and "The Office (UK version).". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy X", "Max Payne", "Devil May Cry" and "Silent Hill 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bob the Builder", "Rocket Power", "Roswell" and "Lizzie McGuire". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Poo-Chi (robot dog), Razor (scooter), 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 October 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 8 days have passed since October 16th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 16th, 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 1003186800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 16th, 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 October 16th, 2001, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 16th, 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.

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.

  • Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
  • 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.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Kid's TV shows on October 16th, 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
  • Tekno the Robotic Puppy
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 October 16th, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 16th.

Oscar Wilde

Writer. Deceased
Born on October 16th, 1854
He was not alive on this date.

Michael Collins

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 16th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Angela Lansbury

Actress.
Born on October 16th, 1925
She turned 76 on this day in 2001.

Flea

Bassist.
Born on October 16th, 1962
He turned 39 on this day in 2001.

Weather on October 16th, 2001.

Historical weather information for October 16th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.92cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 16th, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 16th, 2001 was most likely conceived around the 6th of January, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 16th, 2001 is close to the 26th of July, 2002.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 16th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,221 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,031 weeks have passed.
  • 623,894,400 seconds have passed since the October 16th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 727,876,800 times.
  • Since October 16th, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 321,929,510,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,982,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,654,918 steps. That's about 23,847 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,486,733 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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