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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 29th, 2001.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was at the top of the box office on December 29th, 2001.
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.
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 during this time.
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 called 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 of 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.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN 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.
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.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
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 and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around December 29th, 2001.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
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.
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.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
American teen drama.
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 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 on this date.
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.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 29th.
Historical weather information for December 29th, 2001.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 29th, 2001.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 29th, 2001.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about December 29th, 2001.
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