The 26th of October, 2001, fell on a Friday. Day 299 of 2001. Decade: 2000s.
18 years, 2 months and 30 days have passed since the 26th of October, 2001.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of October, 2001:
U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of October, 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 "K-PAX" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 26th of October, 2001.
American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) tops the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of October:
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.
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.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 26th of October, 2001.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of October, 2001.
6,665 days have passed since this date.
575,859,600 seconds have passed since the 26th of October, 2001.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 671,836,200 times.
Since the 26th of October, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 297,143,553,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,976,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,523,926 steps. That's about 22,011 miles!
Since this date, 6,910,315 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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