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2001 Historical Event(s)
- January 12, 2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- January 20, 2001 – Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
- January 24, 2001 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
- April 16, 2001 – India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
- August 24, 2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
- September 9, 2001 – Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.
- September 10, 2001 – Antonio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil was assassinated.
- September 12, 2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia’s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
- December 22, 2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
Who Were Born On 2001?
- January 21, 2001 – Jackson Brundage, American actor
- February 21, 2001 – Isabella Acres, American actress
- July 8, 2001 – Yang Peiyi, Chinese singer
- August 30, 2001 – Emily Bear, American pianist and composer
- October 7, 2001 – Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho
- October 12, 2001 – Raymond Ochoa, American actor
- October 18, 2001 – Annelise Manojlovic, English actress
- October 25, 2001 – Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
- December 1, 2001 – Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
- December 9, 2001 – Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)