October 23rd, 2001

October 23rd, 2001, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 296 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since October 23rd, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 23rd, 2001:

  • The Provisional IRA begins the process of disarmament.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 2001:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "From Hell" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 23rd, 2001 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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. Halloween of 2001 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. 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 From Hell 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 phones on the market at the moment. 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 and Jennifer Lopez. The US invasion of Afghanistan is occurring.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "That '70s Show" and "The Amanda Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask", "Final Fantasy X", "Max Payne" and "Grand Theft Auto III". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "Recess", "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "The Fairly OddParents".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Groovy Girls", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "Razor (scooter)" and "PlayStation 2".


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 23rd, 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.

  • 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.

  • Grand Theft Auto III.

    Grand Theft Auto III was released on the 22nd of October, 2001. The story followed a character called Claude in Liberty City.

  • The iPod

    Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 19 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since October 23rd, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 23rd, 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 1003791600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 23rd, 2001:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23rd, 2001, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23rd, 2001 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.

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.

  • Grand Theft Auto III - The third game in the series. Starring Claude in Liberty City.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 23rd, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.84cm.

US President

Who was the US President on October 23rd, 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 23rd, 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 23rd, 2001 was probably conceived around the 13th of January, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23rd, 2001 is the 2nd of August, 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 23rd, 2001.

  • 7,026 days have passed since this date.
  • 607,050,000 seconds have passed since the October 23rd, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 708,225,000 times.
  • Since October 23rd, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 313,237,800,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 101,175,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,206,300 steps. That's about 23,203 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,284,600 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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