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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2001.
The movie "Training Day" was at the top of the box office on October 16th, 2001.
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The War in Afghanistan started around this time. On October 7th, 2001, the USA, supported by Britain, began bombing Taliban military and communications facilities.
On October 2nd, 2001, a new medical comedy series called "Scrubs" made its debut on television.
On September 28th, 2001, the comedy film "Zoolander" started playing at movie theaters.
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 phrase "War on Terror" started to become popular around this time. This was in the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.
"Walk On" by U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2001's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani was listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2001.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001.
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.
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.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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!
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
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.
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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 16th, 2001.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2001.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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