December 13th, 2001, was a Thursday. It was Day 347 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.
21 years, 5 months, and 26 days have passed since December 13th, 2001.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 13th, 2001.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Ocean's Eleven" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is December 13th, 2001, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 2001 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song U Got It Bad by Usher is at the 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 the President of the United States, and the movie Ocean's Eleven is at the top of the box office.
Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "JAG", "7th Heaven", "Dark Angel", and "The Office (UK version).". A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks.
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 cellphones 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.
The US invasion of Afghanistan is occurring. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Layne Staley, Left Eye, The British Bulldog, and John Gotti would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", "Red Faction", "Halo: Combat Evolved", and "Pro Evolution Soccer".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Friends", "City Guys", "Rocket Power", and "Courage the Cowardly Dog". Children are playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Groovy Girls, the Game Boy Advance, and the Nintendo GameCube.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 13th, 2001.
The Christmas period of 2001 was in full swing by this stage. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were feeling stressed, retail stores were filled with shoppers, and everyone was making plans for the big day.
On December 12th, 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store in California.
The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
Apple's iPod music player was released on October 23rd, 2001.
Grand Theft Auto III was released on October 22nd, 2001. The story followed a character named Claude in Liberty City.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 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.
People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant 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 Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular cellphones on the market. The phone included a fun game called Snake. You could also buy custom covers for it.
Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, 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.
DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
More and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market during the early 2000s. This included 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.
Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
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Television shows that people were watching in December 2001.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
Adult animated sitcom.
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.
American stunt/dare game show.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Starring Jessica Alba.
Sci-fi TV series.
MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
TV show about the town of Roswell.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
2001 saw the introduction of cars such as the Volkswagen Polo Mk4, the Buick Sail, the Honda Fit, the BMW 7 Series (E65), the Toyota Camry (XV30) and the Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2001.
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2001.
The Nintendo GameCube
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
Tekno the Robotic Puppy
HitClips audio player
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2001.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Open world platform video game.
Pro Evolution Soccer
The first installment in the series.
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
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Combat flight simulation.
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.
Silent Hill 2
Survival horror video game published by Konami.
Devil May Cry
Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.
Released for the Game Boy Color.
Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.
Final Fantasy X
The tenth game in the series.
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Racing game that was released on the PlayStation 2.
Twisted Metal: Black
Vehicle combat game.
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Color.
MMORPG published by Jagex.
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 13th, 2007, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 13th.
Businessman and Tea Party activist. Deceased
Born on December 13th, 1945
He turned 56 on this day in 2001.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 13th of December.
Historical weather information for December 13th, 2001.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 13th, 2001.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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