December 6th, 2001

December 6th, 2001, fell on a Thursday. It was day 340 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since December 6th, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 6th, 2001:

  • New Zealand yachtsman Peter Blake is shot and killed by pirates.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 6th, 2001:

  • United States: Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • United Kingdom: Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 6th, 2001 and it's a Thursday. The Christmas season of 2001 has just started. In America, the song Family Affair by Mary J. Blige is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is at the top of the Box Office. 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 "Stargate SG-1", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Angel" and "Scrubs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Max Payne", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", "Halo: Combat Evolved" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "7th Heaven", "Pokemon", "My Wife and Kids" and "The Fairly OddParents". Popular toys include the likes of "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 December 6th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 18 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since December 6th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 6th, 2001, will be 18 years of age.
  • People born in 2001 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1007596800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 6th, 2001:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 6th, 2001, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 6th, 2001 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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

  • 24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
  • 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.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 6th of December:

  • Constitution Day (Spain)

Weather

Weather information for December 6th, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 6th, 2001.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 6th, 2001 was probably conceived around the 26th of February, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 6th, 2001 is the 15th of September, 2002. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein - First-person shooter game.
  • WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It - Wrestling game that was released by THQ.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved - FPS game that was released for the Xbox.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Stealth game.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 - The third game in the series.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 6th, 2001.

  • 6,824 days have passed since this date.
  • 589,590,000 seconds have passed since the December 6th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 687,855,000 times.
  • Since December 6th, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 304,228,440,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 98,265,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,704,740 steps. That's about 22,535 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,075,080 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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