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December 29th, 2001.

December 29th, 2001, was a Saturday. It was day 363 of 2001. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 11 months and 5 days have passed since December 29th, 2001.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 29th, 2001.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 29th, 2001.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • U Got It Bad - Usher
  • Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • Get The Party Started - P!nk
  • Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Play the top hits from 2001.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was at the top of the box office on December 29th, 2001.

Take me back to December 29th, 2001!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 29th, 2001 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Christmas Day of 2001 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. 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 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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 cell phones 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Left Eye, The British Bulldog, John Gotti and Jam Master Jay would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sex and the City", "The Royle Family", "Fear Factor" and "Smallville". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Colin McRae Rally 2.0", "RuneScape", "Twisted Metal: Black" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Little Bear", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "Lizzie McGuire" and "My Wife and Kids". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Betty Spaghetty (doll), HitClips audio player, Bratz dolls and the Game Boy Advance.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 29th, 2001.

  • 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 during this time.

  • 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 called 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 of 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.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2001?

    Who were the best football players in 2001?

    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.

    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.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, 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 begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • MP3 players become a thing.

    MP3 players become a thing.

    In the early "naughties", more and more MP3 players started to arrive on the market. This included the likes of 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.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular 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.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

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

    Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 19 years, 11 months and 5 days have passed since December 29th, 2001.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 2001.
  • Leap Year: 2001 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 29th, 2001, will be 19 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2001 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1009584000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 29th, 2001.

  • 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: Ocean's Eleven (2001) is released.
  • 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.
  • December 14th, 2001: Not Another Teen Movie (2001) is released.
  • December 14th, 2001: Vanilla Sky (2001) is released.
  • December 17th, 2001: Afghanistan Invasion: The Battle of Tora Bora comes to an end after US forces capture the last cave complex.
  • 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 21st, 2001: A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 26th, 2001: Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are engaged.
  • This date: December 29th, 2001
  • 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.
  • January 13th, 2002: NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer is fired by the Washington Redskins after one season in charge.
  • January 14th, 2002: The United Kingdom declares that it is now free of foot-and-mouth disease.
  • January 18th, 2002: Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) is released in movie theaters.
  • January 18th, 2002: The Sierra Leone Civil War comes to an end.
  • January 22nd, 2002: The game "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" is released.
  • January 22nd, 2002: Boxing: A brawl breaks out between the entourages of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
  • January 23rd, 2002: José Mourinho becomes the new manager of Porto.
  • January 25th, 2002: A Walk to Remember (2002) is released in cinemas.
  • January 25th, 2002: Enron executive John Clifford Baxter commits suicide in his car in Sugar Land, Texas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 29th, 2001, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2001 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 29th, 2001 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 2001.

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

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Alias
Alias
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.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Jackass
Jackass
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.

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
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.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

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.

Kids' TV shows on December 29th, 2001.

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

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire

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

Roswell
Roswell

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

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

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

Recess
Recess

Pokemon
Pokemon

Daria
Daria

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

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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
RuneScape
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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 29th, 2007 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 29th.

Ted Danson

Actor.
Born on December 29th, 1947
He turned 54 on this day in 2001.

Jude Law

Actor.
Born on December 29th, 1972
He turned 29 on this day in 2001.

Alison Brie

Actress.
Born on December 29th, 1982
She turned 19 on this day in 2001.

Weather on December 29th, 2001.

Historical weather information for December 29th, 2001.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 2.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 22.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 10.92cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.28 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 29th, 2001.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 29th, 2001.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 29th, 2001 was most likely conceived around April 7th, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 29th, 2001 is close to September 21st, 2002.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 29th, 2001.

  • A total of 7,279 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,039 weeks have passed.
  • 628,905,600 seconds have passed since the December 29th, 2001.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 733,723,200 times.
  • Since December 29th, 2001, the earth has travelled approximately 324,515,289,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 104,817,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,085,882 steps. That's about 24,038 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,546,867 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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