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How many years ago was 2001?

2001 was 23 years ago.

23 years have passed between July 13th, 2001, and July 13th, 2024. It was 8,401 days ago.

How long ago was 2001?

To put into perspective how long ago 2001 was:

  • The teenagers that existed in 2001 are now 36–42 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • There was no such thing as social media
  • Cellphones did not have cameras.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • The euro currency wasn't legal tender.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 34 inches since 2001.
  • There have been roughly 1,196 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Kanye West, 50 Cent, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Roger Federer, Roman Abramovich, Emma Watson, the Black Eyed Peas, and Paris Hilton were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Independent Women Part 1" by Destiny's Child, "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy, "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast, "Stutter" by Joe & Mystikal, "Butterfly" by Crazy Town, and "Angel" by Shaggy.
  • Films such as "Cast Away", "Save the Last Dance", "Wedding Planner", "Hannibal", "The Mexican", and "Exit Wounds" were playing at movie theaters in 2001.
  • The first Call of Duty game hadn't been released yet.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 104 billion miles through space since 2001.
  • Floppy disks were still being used.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Video games such as "Grand Theft Auto III", "Halo: Combat Evolved", "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty", "Max Payne", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", and "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 58 centimeters since 2001.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 46–69 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 92 seasons of weather.
  • The WWE was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
  • Pluto was still considered to be a planet.
  • Computer mouses had trackballs. Optical mice were not popular.
  • "24", "Star Trek: Enterprise", "Scrubs", "Smallville", "Alias", and "The Office (UK version)." were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was very uncommon.

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