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2001 Historical Event(s)
- January 24, 2001 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- January 25, 2001 – A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
- April 11, 2001 – The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a J-8 fighter is released.
- June 21, 2001 – A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
- August 3, 2001 – The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.
- 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.
- September 29, 2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
- October 17, 2001 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi became the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
- November 20, 2001 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
- December 13, 2001 – The Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
Who Were Born On 2001?
- February 21, 2001 – Isabella Acres, American actress
- March 6, 2001 – Aryana Engineer, Canadian actress
- April 3, 2001 – Sophie Delezio, Australian medical figure
- August 4, 2001 – Seishiro Kato, Japanese actor
- August 6, 2001 – Ty Simpkins, American actor
- August 23, 2001 – Zaijian Jaranilla, Filipino actor
- August 30, 2001 – Emily Bear, American pianist and composer
- September 19, 2001 – Taylor Geare, American actress
- October 25, 2001 – Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
- December 1, 2001 – Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty