2001 History, Fun Facts and Trivia

20012001 History, Fun Facts and Trivia

Top Ten Baby Names of 2001:
Emily, Madison, Hannah, Ashley, Alexis, Jacob, Michael, Matthew, Joshua, Chris, Topher

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Jessica Alba, Gisele Bündchen, Amanda Peet, Beyonce Knowles, Eliza Dushku, Eva Longoria, Britney Spears, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Hudson, Mena Suvari

Leading Men and Hunks:
Russell Crowe, David Beckham, George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:
Rudolph Giuliani

Miss America:
Angela Perez BaBaraquio (Honolulu, HI)

Miss USA:
Kandace Krueger (Texas)

War On Terror:
Number of Deaths on the 9/11 attack:

American Airlines Flight 11 (hit the North Tower, NYC)
-87 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers

United Airlines Flight 175 (hit the South Tower, NYC)
-60 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers

Total World Trade Center
– 2,606 people
1366+ in North Tower
618+ in South Tower
18 was the guesstimate pedestrians killed on the street below
411 emergency workers were killed:
341 firefighters, 60 police officers, 10 paramedics & EMTs

United Airlines Flight 90 (Crashed near Shanksville, PA)
-40 passengers and crew, 4 hijackers

American Airlines Flight 77 (hit the Pentagon)
-59 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers
The Pentagon
-125 employees

Clear Channel banned many rock and pop songs after the attack.

Nascar Driver Death:
Dale Earnhart

AirplaneMusician Death:

Julia Roberts and Benjaman Bratt
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Enron, due to financial misdeeds
Arthur Anderson Accounting, due to covering up Enron’s financial misdeeds

The Scandals:
Angelina Jolie gave a passionate open-mouth kiss to her brother, James, which made many people almost forget Bjork’s goose dress.

Enron’s accounting scandal cost investors something close to $60 Billion, and their accounting firm, Arthur Anderson, went out of business

Gary Condit, a Democrat California congressman, had an affair with his intern, Chandra Levy, which was alleged may have also led to her murder. It didn’t – Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran immigrant had killed her.

Renee Zellweger was in the bathroom when Hugh Grant called her up for her Golden Globe Award.

Pop Culture History:
Millions watched Britney Spears dance with a python at the MTV’s Music Video Awards

Barry Bonds hit 73 Home Runs*.
* steroid use was allegedly involved

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2001: $2,100,000

The Habits:
iPod was released October, 2001.

The X-Box came out in November, 2001.

…Everybody else was watching SpongeBob Squarepants

2001 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:
Silly Putty, Tonka Trucks

1st appearances & 2001’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
iPod, Harry Potter, K’NEX BattleTech/MechWarrior, Bob the Builder toys

Broadway Show – The Producers (Musical) Opened on April 19, 2001 and Closed: April 22, 2007

Broadway Show – 42nd Street (Musical) Opened on May 2, 2001 and Closed: January 2, 2005 (revival)

The Bomb (Film):
Glitter starring Mariah Carey

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Gladiator (presented in 2001)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
3. Shrek
4. Monster’s Inc
5. Rush Hour 2
6. The Mummy Returns
7. Pearl Harbor
8. Ocean’s Eleven
9. Jurassic Park III
10. Planet of the Apes

2001 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Friends (NBC)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. ER (NBC)
4. Survivor: Marquesas (CBS)
5. Survivor: Africa (CBS)
6. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
7. Law & Order (NBC)
8. Will & Grace (NBC)
9. The West Wing (NBC)
10. Monday Night Football (ABC)

2001 Billboard Number One Songs:
November 18, 2000 – February 2, 2001:
Independent Women – Destiny’s Child

February 3 – February 16:
It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy featuring Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent

February 17 – February 23:
Ms. Jackson – OutKast

February 24 – March 23:
Stutter – Joe

March 24 – April 6:
Butterfly – Crazy Town

April 7 – April 13:
Angel – Shaggy featuring Rayvon

April 14 – July 1:
All For You – Janet Jackson

June 2 – July 6:
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera / Lil’ Kim / Mya / Pink

July 7 – August 3:
U Remind Me – Usher

August 4 – August 17:
Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child

August 18 – September 28:
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

September 29 – November 2:
I’m Real – Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule

November 3 – December 14:
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige

December 15, 2001 – January 25, 2002:
U Got It Bad – Usher

World Series Champions: Arizona Diamondbacks
Superbowl XXXV Champions: Baltimore Ravens
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Colorado Avalanche
U.S. Open Golf Retief Goosen
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Lleyton Hewitt/Venus Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Goran Ivanisevic/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions: Miami
NCAA Basketball Champions: Duke
Kentucky Derby: Monarchos



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