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2001


Jan
2
Release: Ms. Jackson by OutKast is releasedMs. Jackson by OutKast is released (2001)Top 10 Rap Songs of the 2000s

5
Release: TrafficThe film Traffic is released (2001)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series

11
AOL and Timer Warner MergerAOL and Time Warner merged to form AOL Time Warner (2001).Top 10 Disastrous Mergers

12
Release: Sexy BeastThe film Sexy Beast is released (2001)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

13
Premiere of House of MousePremiere of Disney animated TV series, 'House of Mouse' (2001).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

19
Release: Donnie DarkoThe film Donnie Darko is released (2001)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes

Feb
18
Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500 Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500 (2001)History of NASCAR

21
43rd Annual Grammy Awards43rd Annual Grammy Awards take place (2001).Top 10 Memorable Grammy Upsets

25
Death of Donald BradmanDeath of Donald Bradman (2001)Top 10 Greatest Sports Nicknames

Mar
5
North American release of 'Conker's Bad Fur Day'.North American release of 'Conker's Bad Fur Day'. This is a popular M-rated action platformer by Rare for the Nintendo 64.Top 10 Game Over Screens

5
Release: Plug In Baby by MusePlug In Baby by Muse (2001)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the 2000s

6
Release: Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliott is releasedGet Ur Freak On by Missy Elliott is released (2001)Top 10 Rap Songs of the 2000s

16
Release: Enemy at the GatesThe film Enemy at the Gates is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Snipers

16
Release: North American theatrical release of Memento.North American theatrical release of Memento. This neo-noir psychological thriller was written and directed by Christopher Nolan.Top 10 Movie Narrations
Top 10 Movies That You Have To Watch Twice

26
Release: Gorillaz's self-titled debut is releasedGorillaz's self-titled debut is released (2001)Top 10 Gorillaz Songs

30
The TV series The Fairly OddParents airs its first episodeThe TV series The Fairly OddParents airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

31
The day the Dreamcast was DiscontinuedA date that Sega fans dreaded, when the final Sega console was officially discontinued following enormous net loss and inability to compete with the PS2.Top 10 Dreamcast Games

Apr
6
Release: BlowThe film Blow is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

9
Release: The Producers opens on Broadway'The Producers' musical opens on Broadway at the St. James TheatreTop 10 Broadway Musicals

11
Release: Joe DirtThe film Joe Dirt is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

15
Death of Joey RamoneDeath of Joey Ramone (2001)The History of the Ramones
Top 10 Punk Bands
Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same

20
Release: Freddy Got FingeredThe film Freddy Got Fingered is released (2001)Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies
Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

23
Release: Weapon of Choice by Fatboy SlimWeapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim (2001)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos
Top 10 Funniest Music Videos

May
1
Release: Survivor album by Destiny's ChildSurvivor album by Destiny's Child (2001)Top 10 Destiny’s Child Songs

4
Release: The Mummy ReturnsThe film The Mummy Returns is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

11
Release: Ginger SnapsThe film Ginger Snaps is released (2001)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

18
Release: Shrek is releasedShrek is released (2001)Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
Top 10 Movie Princesses
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

25
Release: Pearl HarborThe film Pearl Harbor is released (2001)Top 10 Worst Movies Based On Real Life Events
Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues
Top 10 Bad Movies That Were Successful

Jun
3
Six Feet Under airs its first episodeThe TV show Six Feet Under airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time
Top 10 TV Intros (Title Sequences)

4
Release: SwordfishThe film Swordfish is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Hackers

5
Release: Alicia Keys' debut Songs in A Minor is releasedAlicia Keys' first album, 'Songs in A Minor,' is releasedAlicia Keys Biography: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

11
Death of Timothy McVeigh Death: Timothy McVeigh (2001)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

11
Release: Release date of the Gameboy AdvanceRelease date of the Gameboy Advance, Nintendo's 32 Bit Handheld Console that dominated the handheld gaming market literally unopposed between 2001 to 2005Top 10 Gameboy Advance Games

13
Release: Sexy BeastThe film Sexy Beast is released (2001)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)

15
Release: Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderThe film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

18
Release: Hash Pipe by WeezerHash Pipe by Weezer (2001)Top 10 Funniest Music Videos

18
The TV series Xena: Warrior Princess airs its last episodeThe TV series Xena: Warrior Princess airs its last episode (2001)Top 10 Fantasy Shows

19
Release Date of Sonic Adventure 2Release date of Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast, one of the last 1st party titles to be released on the Dreamcast, it was released to promote Sonic the Hedgehog's 10th AnniversaryTop 10 Dreamcast Games

22
Release: The Fast and the FuriousThe film The Fast and the Furious is released (2001)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise
Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

27
Death of Jack LemmonDeath of Jack Lemmon (2001)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

29
Release: A.I. Artificial IntelligenceThe film A.I. Artificial Intelligence is released (2001)Top 10 Embarrassing Movies by Critically Acclaimed Directors

Jul
3
Death of Mordecai Richler Death: Mordecai Richler (2001)Mordecai Richler: Bio of Barney's Version Author

9
The TV series The Office UK airs its first episodeThe TV series The Office UK airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 British TV Comedies

13
Release: The ScoreThe film The Score is released (2001)Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments

17
Release: Release of Origin of SymmetryRelease of Origin of Symmetry (2001)Top 10 Muse Songs

20
Release: Ghost WorldThe film Ghost World is released (2001)Top 10 Graphic Novel Movie Adaptations

27
Release: Planet of the ApesRelease of Planet of the Apes (2001)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

27
Release: Spirited AwayThe film Spirited Away is released (2001)Top 10 Anime Movies

30
Release: The Strokes' Is This It is releasedThe Strokes' debut album, 'Is This It,' is releasedTop 10 Debut Rock Albums

Aug
10
Release: American Pie 2The movie American Pie 2 is released (2001)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Masturbation Scenes

17
Release: Captain Corelli's MandolinThe film Captain Corelli's Mandolin is released (2001)Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

24
Release: Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackThe film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is released (2001)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

27
Release: Release date of Mario Kart: Super CircuitRelease date of Mario Kart: Super Circuit the first Mario Kart entry released on a handheld console.Top 10 Gameboy Advance Games

Sep
1
Release: Cowboy Bebop: The MovieThe film Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is released (2001)Top 10 Anime Movies

3
Release: Hero by Enrique IglesiasHero by Enrique Iglesias (2001)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

11
September 11 AttacksSeptember 11 Attacks (2001).Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

11
September 11th terrorist attacks Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon (2001)September 11 2001 Tribute: Before and After 9/11
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories
Top 10 Defining Moments of 2000s America
Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Visit to Ground Zero on 9/11 Anniversary
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time

11
Release: Takeover by Jay-ZTakeover by Jay-Z (2001)Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

19
The USA sends military respondes to the September 11th terrorist attacks The USA began sending combat troops, aircraft and ships to the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks (2001)Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm

20
George W. Bush declares war on terrorU.S. President George W. Bush declares war on terrorGeorge W. Bush Bio: From the Military to the White House

21
Release: GlitterThe film Glitter is released (2001)Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

24
Release: I'm a Slave 4 U by Britney Spears is releasedI'm a Slave 4 U by Britney Spears is released (2001).Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

24
Silent Hill 2 was first releasedConsidered the best in the series, Silent Hill 2 is a psychological horror video game, thanks to its limited field of view and not knowing what's around the corner.Top 10 Scary Monsters in Video Games

28
Release: Don't Say a WordThe film Don't Say a Word is released (2001)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

28
Release: ZoolanderThe film Zoolander is released (2001)Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes
Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Movie Rants

28
Zoolander is released to theatersThe film Zoolander is released (2001)Top 10 Hilarious Ben Stiller Moments
Top 10 Hilarious Will Ferrell Moments
Top 10 Movie Idiots
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths

30
The TV series Alias airs its first episodeThe TV series Alias airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales
Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

Oct
2
Debut of ScrubsThe TV series Scrubs airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 TV Bromances
Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples
Top 10 Best TV Sitcoms of the 2000s

5
Release: Training DayThe film Training Day is released (2001)Top 10 Denzel Washington Performances

7
The War in Afghanistan beginsThe War in Afghanistan begins (2001)Top 10 Armies of All Time

10
The TV series Hellsing airs its first episodeThe TV series Hellsing airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes

12
Release: Mulholland DriveThe film Mulholland Drive is released (2001)Top 10 Neo-Noir Films

13
Release: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk is releasedHarder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk is released (2001).Top 10 Workout Songs

16
The TV series Smallville airs its first episodeThe TV series Smallville airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV

22
Grand Theft Auto III is releasedThe game that brought Open World Sandbox games to a mainstream audience, mostly in part thanks to the controversy surrounding it. GTA3 set a new standard for video games being able to do whatever you want in an open city.Top 10 Open World Games

23
Apple announces the iPod Apple announces the iPod (2001)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

26
Release: Donnie DarkoThe film Donnie Darko is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Drinking Games
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels

26
USA Patriot Act signed into lawUSA Patriot Act signed into law (2001)Top 10 Defining Moments of 2000s America

Nov
2
Release: Monsters, Inc. is releasedThe film Monsters, Inc. is released (2001)Top 10 Pixar Movies
Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Movie Moments
Top 10 Primary Pixar Characters
Top 10 Pixar Villains

2
Release: The OneThe film The One is released (2001)Top 10 Memorable Scenes in Bad Movies

6
Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City (2001)Michael Bloomberg: Biography of NYC Mayor, Businessman

6
The TV series 24 airs its first episodeThe TV series 24 airs its first episode (2001)Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 TV Drama Pilot Episodes
Top 10 Comeback Performances
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters
Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes

8
The Family Guy episode Emission Impossible first airsThe Family Guy episode Emission Impossible first airs (2001)Top 10 Family Guy Episodes

10
Apple resellers start selling the iPod Apple resellers start selling the iPod (2001)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

10
Death of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author Ken KeseyDeath of Ken Kesey, American writer, best known for his novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (2001)Jack Nicholson Bio: Life and Career of the Hollywood Legend
Top 10 Famous LSD Users

15
Release of Halo: Combat EvolvedRelease of Halo: Combat Evolved. This first instalment in the shooter franchise made Master Chief an icon of gaming (2001)Top 10 Video Games With Great Stories
Top 10 Modern Co-Op Video Games
Top 10 Pathetic Video Game Foes
Top 10 Video Game Guns
Top 10 Video Game Clichés

15
Release: The Xbox is released in North America.Microsoft's first Video Game console launched on this day along with the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved, the system's signature launch title which remained one of the system's best titles.Top 10 Xbox Games

16
Release: AmelieThe film Amelie is released (2001)Top 10 Successful Foreign Films

16
Release: Harry Potter and the Philosophers StoneThe film Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is released (2001)Top 10 Harry Potter Characters
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

16
Release: Theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Philosophers StoneThe film Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly
Harry Potter Vs The Lord of the Rings
Top 10 Fantasy Duels
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Brats

18
Release: Release date of the Nintendo GamecubeRelease date of the Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo's 6th generation console. Despite being one of Nintendo's least selling systems, it released some of the best hidden gems and also arguably had one of the most comfortable controllers in Video Games.Top 10 Gamecube Games

21
Release: In the End by Linkin Park is releasedIn the End by Linkin Park is released (2001)Top 10 Decade Defining Songs of the 2000s

22
Death of Mary Kay AshDeath of Mary Kay Ash (2001)Top 10 Successful Founder Spokespeople

29
Death of George HarrisonDeath of George Harrison (2001)The History of The Beatles
Top 10 Supergroups
Top 10 Greatest Rock Bands

29
Death of George Harrison Death of George Harrison (2001)Top 10 Decade Defining Musical Acts: 1960s

Dec
6
Newfoundland officially becomes Newfoundland and LabradorConstitution of Canada amendment changes Newfoundland's name officially to Newfoundland and LabradorNewfoundland and Labrador: Top Attractions
Newfoundland and Labrador: Nature and Wildlife
Travel Guide: Newfoundland and Labrador

7
Release: Ocean's ElevenThe film Ocean's Eleven is released (2001)Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters

10
Theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.Theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.Harry Potter Vs The Lord of the Rings

11
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade OrganizationThe history and rise of China as a global empire since 1911.The History and Rise of China

13
Release of Fatal Frame.Release of Fatal Frame. Known as Project Zero in Europe, this survival horror video game series put players in a mansion and made them take photos of ghosts to defeat them.Top 10 Scary Video Games

17
Release: Release of Final Fantasy XRelease of Final Fantasy X. The first of 3 Final Fantasy titles to appear on the PS2, and the first in the popular RPG series to introduce voice acting.Top 10 PS2 Games

18
Release: Ether by Nas is releasedEther by Nas is released (2001)Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

18
Theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.Theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Set in the fictional world of Middle-Earth, the film follows the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and a Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring.Top 10 Movie Swords

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Release: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is released (2001)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths
Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Key Movie Plot Motivators
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Fantasy Duels
Top 10 Scariest Scenes From Non-Horror Movies
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Landmark CGI Movie Effects
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies
Top 10 Movie Princesses
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies
Top 10 Notes: Lord of the Rings

25
Release: Release of AliRelease of Ali (2001)Top 10 Jamie Foxx Performances

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Release: Mean MachineThe film Mean Machine is released (2001)Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments