December 13th, 2001

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.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 13th, 2001.

  • United States: U Got It Bad - Usher
  • United Kingdom: Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 13th, 2001.

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • U Got It Bad - Usher
  • How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • Hero - Enrique Iglesias
  • Turn Off The Light - Nelly Furtado
Play the top singles from the year 2001.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2001. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shaggy, Faith Hill, Eminem, Kylie Minogue and Shakira.
Ocean's Eleven

Top movie at the box office.

The movie "Ocean's Eleven" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Take me back to December 13th, 2001!

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

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.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 13th, 2001.

  • Christmas 2001.

    Christmas 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.

  • Winona Ryder is arrested for shoplifting.

    Winona Ryder is arrested for shoplifting.

    On December 12th, 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store in California.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.

  • The iPod.

    The iPod.

    Apple's iPod music player was released on October 23rd, 2001.

  • Grand Theft Auto III.

    Grand Theft Auto III.

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

  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce.

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 2001.

  • U2 - "Walk On"

    U2 - "Walk On"

    "Walk On" by U2 went on to win a Grammy for 2001's Record of the Year.

  • 2001 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2001.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2001.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2001.

    Time Person of the Year 2001.

    New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2001.

  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM.

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.

  • 2001 in movies.

    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.

  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players.

    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.

    A Beautiful Mind.

    "A Beautiful Mind" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001.

  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310.

    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.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.

  • Jennifer Lopez.

    Jennifer Lopez.

    American singer Jennifer Loper (aka J. Lo) topped the FHM sexiest woman list in both 2000 and 2001.

  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    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 is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    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.

  • People are buying MP3 players.

    People are buying MP3 players.

    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 is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    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.

    The Game Boy Color.

    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.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    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.

  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.

  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers.

    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.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 21 years, 5 months, and 26 days have passed since December 13th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on December 13th, 2001, are now 21 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1008201600.

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Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 13th, 2001.

  • November 13th, 2001: The game "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" is released for the PlayStation 2.
  • November 13th, 2001: US President George W. Bush signs an executive order that allows military tribunals against foreigners who are suspected of terrorist acts.
  • November 14th, 2001: Afghanistan Invasion: Northern Alliance fighters take over Kabul.
  • November 15th, 2001: Halo: Combat Evolved is released on the Xbox.
  • November 15th, 2001: Internet culture: The domain name for eBaum's World is registered.
  • November 15th, 2001: The first Xbox console is released, along with the first Halo game.
  • November 16th, 2001: The movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is released in cinemas.
  • November 18th, 2001: Wrestling: The WWF defeats The Alliance at Survivor Series after Kurt Angle switches allegiances.
  • November 18th, 2001: The Nintendo GameCube is released in North America.
  • November 24th, 2001: "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is captured in Afghanistan.
  • November 28th, 2001: American energy company Enron has its credit rating downgraded to "junk status".
  • November 29th, 2001: Beatles member George Harrison passes away.
  • November 30th, 2001: Wrestling: Chyna leaves the WWF.
  • November 30th, 2001: Serial killer Gary Ridgway (The Green River Killer) is arrested after one of the longest running homicide investigations in US history.
  • December 2nd, 2001: American energy company Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • December 3rd, 2001: English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor releases her single "Murder on the Dancefloor".
  • December 6th, 2001: New Zealand yachtsman Peter Blake is shot and killed by pirates.
  • December 7th, 2001: The film "Ocean's Eleven" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 8th, 2001: The bodies of 8 refugees are found in a container in the ferry port of Rosslare, Wexford, Ireland.
  • December 10th, 2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is released.
  • December 10th, 2001: German group Scooter release their single "The Logical Song".
  • December 12th, 2001: Actress Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California.
  • This date: December 13th, 2001
  • December 14th, 2001: Not Another Teen Movie (2001) is released.
  • December 14th, 2001: Vanilla Sky (2001) is released.
  • December 16th, 2001: Newspapers report that US forces in Afghanistan are closing in on Osama bin Laden at the Tora Bora mountain range and that they've heard his voice over short-range radio.
  • December 17th, 2001: Afghanistan Invasion: The Battle of Tora Bora comes to an end after US forces capture the last cave complex.
  • December 17th, 2001: US intelligence officials admit that they have lost track of Osama bin Laden.
  • December 18th, 2001: Usher releases his single "U Got It Bad".
  • December 18th, 2001: English striker Michael Owen is awarded the 2001 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 18th, 2001: Rapper Nas releases his album "Stillmatic".
  • December 19th, 2001: Argentinazo: Riots erupt in Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina due to an economic and political crisis.
  • December 21st, 2001: A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 22nd, 2001: "The Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid attempts to detonate a shoe bomb on a flight between Paris and Miami.
  • December 26th, 2001: Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are engaged.
  • January 1st, 2002: The Euro currency is introduced in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
  • January 1st, 2002: The last cull of the 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak takes place.
  • January 4th, 2002: NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce.
  • January 5th, 2002: Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona are married.
  • January 7th, 2002: Drummer Jon Lee commits suicide at his home in Miami, Florida.
  • January 7th, 2002: Jennifer Lopez releases her single "Ain't It Funny", featuring Ja Rule.
  • January 9th, 2002: New Mexico crime: Diazien Hossencofft pleads guilty to the murder of his wife Girly Chew Hossencofft.
  • January 11th, 2002: The Guantanamo Bay detention camp takes in its first detainees.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 13th, 2001, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 13th, 2001 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 2001.

Television shows that people were watching in December 2001.

TV shows from 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
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Home Movies
Home Movies
Adult animated sitcom.

The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
American stunt/dare game show.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.

Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Sci-fi TV series.

MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.

Malcolm in the Middle
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
The West Wing
Political drama.

Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
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
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Cars in 2001.

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.

Cars in 2001.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 13th, 2001.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2001.

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show


Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show


Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

City Guys
City Guys




Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Little Bear
Little Bear

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory



The Simpsons
The Simpsons


Popular toys and games in 2001.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2001.

The Nintendo GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube

The Xbox
The Xbox

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

Tekno the Robotic Puppy
Tekno the Robotic Puppy

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)

Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2001.

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 2001
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Open world platform video game.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2001
Pro Evolution Soccer
The first installment in the series.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
First-person shooter game.

WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It 2001
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
Wrestling game that was released by THQ.

Halo: Combat Evolved 2001
Halo: Combat Evolved
FPS game that was released for the Xbox.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Stealth game.

SSX Tricky 2001
SSX Tricky
Snowboarding game.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies 2001
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Combat flight simulation.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
The third game in the series.

Grand Theft Auto III 2001
Grand Theft Auto III
The third game in the series. Starring Claude in Liberty City.

Silent Hill 2 2001
Silent Hill 2
Survival horror video game published by Konami.

Devil May Cry 2001
Devil May Cry
Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.

Pokémon Crystal 2001
Pokémon Crystal
Released for the Game Boy Color.

Max Payne 2001
Max Payne
Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.

Final Fantasy X 2001
Final Fantasy X
The tenth game in the series.

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Racing game that was released on the PlayStation 2.

Twisted Metal: Black 2001
Twisted Metal: Black
Vehicle combat game.

Red Faction 2001
Red Faction
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Color.

RuneScape 2001
MMORPG published by Jagex.

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 2000
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Released on the Sony PlayStation.

Were you born on this date?

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.

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Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 13th.

Dick Van Dyke

Born on December 13th, 1925
He turned 76 on this day in 2001.

Herman Cain

Businessman and Tea Party activist. Deceased
Born on December 13th, 1945
He turned 56 on this day in 2001.

Steve Buscemi

Born on December 13th, 1957
He turned 44 on this day in 2001.

Jamie Foxx

Born on December 13th, 1967
He turned 34 on this day in 2001.

Tom DeLonge

Born on December 13th, 1975
He turned 26 on this day in 2001.

Taylor Swift

Born on December 13th, 1989
She turned 12 on this day in 2001.



National holidays and famous events that fall on the 13th of December.

  • Saint Lucy's Day
Weather details

Weather on December 13th, 2001.

Historical weather information for December 13th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 13th, 2001.


UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 13th, 2001 was most likely conceived around March 22nd, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 13th, 2001 is close to September 5th, 2002.

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Stats for December 13th, 2001

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 13th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,848 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,121 weeks have passed.
  • 678,063,600 seconds have passed since the December 13th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 791,074,200 times.
  • Since December 13th, 2001, the Earth has travelled approximately 349,880,817,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,010,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,313,470 steps. That's about 25,917 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,136,763 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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