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2001 Trivia, Facts & History

<< - 2000

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


NCAA Basketball Champions


Kentucky Derby


The Hotties, SexSymbols and Fashion Icons

Aaliyah, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Elsa Benitez, Rosario Dawson, Kirsten Dunst, Gisele Bundchen, Kate Hudson, Jaime King, Heidi Klum, Amanda Peet, Laura Prepon, Tara Reid, Victoria Silvstedt, Shannyn Sossamon, Britney Spears, Julia Stiles, Mena Suvari, Reese Witherspoon

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

Henryk Siwiak, a Polish immigrant, was murdered on September 11th 2001 and is widely described as "the last person killed in New York on 9/11".

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

Synth-pop band "I Am the World Trade Center" released their debut album "Out of the Loop" in July 2001 with the 11th track of the album being "September".

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.

Nascar Driver Death: Dale Earnhart

Airplane Celebrity Death: Aaliyah

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

Millions watched Britney Spears dance with a python at the MTV's Music Video Awards

2001 Pop Culture News

CC, short for Carbon Copy or Copy Cat (depending on who you ask) was the world’s first cloned cat, born December 22, 2001.

Bobby Bonilla will receive close to $1.2 million from the Mets once a year until 2035. He hasn't played in the majors since 2001.

Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, who ruled from 1943 to 1946 as a child, and was overthrown after the WWII, was later elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria in 2001. He is the only monarch to become the head of government through democratic elections in European history.

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
Reading Desecration by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye

...Everybody else was watching SpongeBob Squarepants

2001's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

iPod, Harry Potter, K'NEX BattleTech/MechWarrior, Bob the Builder toys

The Bomb (Film)

Glitter starring Mariah Carey

Popular Movies:

A Beautiful Mind, American Pie 2, Black Hawk Down, Donnie Darko, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Fast and the Furious, Hannibal, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Jurassic Park III, Lara Crofft: Tomb Raider, Legally Blonde, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Monsters Inc., Moulin Rouge!, The Mummy Returns, Ocean's Eleven, The Others, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, The Princess Diaries, Rat Race, Rush Hour 2, Shrek, Spy Kids, Vanilla Sky

The Big Movies

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's 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)

Popular Music

The Biggest Pop Artists of 2001 include
Alicia Keyes, Mariah Carey, Case, Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Dido, Faith Hill, Ginuwine, Incubus, Jagged Edge, Janet Jackson, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, Joe, Lifehouse, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Branch, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Mya, Nelly, Nelly Fortado, Nickleback, 112, Outkast, Pink, R. Kelly, Shaggy, Toby Keith, Uncle Kracker, Usher

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 2001

\November 18, 2000 - February 2, 2001: Destiny's Child - Independent Women

February 3, 2001 - February 16, 2001: Shaggy featuring Ricardo 'Rikrok' Ducent - It Wasn't Me

February 17, 2001 - February 23, 2001: Outkast - Ms. Jackson

February 24, 2001 - March 23, 2001: Joe featuring Mystikal - Stutter

March 24, 2001 - March 30, 2001: Crazy Town - Butterfly

March 31, 2001 - April 13, 2001: Shaggy featuring Rayvon - Angel

April 14, 2001 - June 1, 2001: Janet Jackson - All For You

June 2, 2001 - July 6, 2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mưa and Pink - Lady Marmalade

July 7, 2001 - August 3, 2001: Usher - U Remind Me

August 4, 2001 - August 17, 2001: Destiny's Child - Bootylicious

August 18, 2001 - September 7, 2001: Alicia Keys - Fallin'

September 8, 2001 - November 2, 2001: Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule - I'm Real

November 3, 2001 - December 14, 2001: Mary J. Blige - Family Affair

December 15, 2001 - December 21, 2001: Usher - U Got It Bad

December 22, 2001 - February 22, 2002: Nickelback - How You Remind Me

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Popular Music in 2001 ~ # 1 Hits of 2001