December 21st, 2001

December 21st, 2001, fell on a Friday. It was day 355 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since December 21st, 2001.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 21st, 2001:

  • A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, is released in movie theaters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 2001:

  • United States: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • United Kingdom: Something Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Vanilla Sky" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 21st, 2001 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Christmas Day of 2001 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song How You Remind Me by Nickelback is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Something Stupid by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Vanilla Sky 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Becker", "Futurama", "Angel" and "Grounded for Life".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto III", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", "Halo: Combat Evolved" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "Daria", "Dora the Explorer" and "My Wife and Kids". Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "Razor (scooter)", "PlayStation 2" and "Bratz (dolls)".


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 21st, 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.

  • Winona Ryder

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 18 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since December 21st, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 21st, 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 1008892800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 2001:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 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" - "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 21st of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 21st, 2001:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 0 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. 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 21st, 2001.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 2001 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 2001 is the 30th 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 21st, 2001.

  • 6,775 days have passed since this date.
  • 585,356,400 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 682,915,800 times.
  • Since December 21st, 2001, earth has travelled approximately 302,043,902,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 97,559,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,340,650 steps. That's about 22,374 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,024,277 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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