2001 in history

2001 events chronologically

Jan 12 Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California
Jan 13 An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800
Jan 15 Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online
Jan 16 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War
Jan 16 Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards
Jan 17 U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes William Clark from Lieutenant to Captain
Jan 20 Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Top 7 most famous people born in 2001

Mar 6 Aryana Engineer a Canadian child actress who made her debut in the 2009 horror film Orphan. In 2012 she stars, alongside Milla Jovovich, as Becky in Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth movie in the franchise
Mar 8 Azamour a Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He won four Group One races including the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and was Europe's Champion Older Horse in 2005. At his peak, he was rated the third best thoroughbred racehorse in the world
Aug 6 Ty Simpkins an American child actor. In the films Pride and Glory and Revolutionary Road, he appears with his real-life sister Ryan Simpkins. In 2013, Simpkins starred alongside Robert Downey, in the live-action film Iron Man 3 Additionally, he played Dalton in James Wan's horror films Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2
Oct 14 Rowan Blanchard an American child actress. She is best known for her role as Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World
Oct 25 Princess Elisabeth Duchess of Brabant the heiress apparent to the Belgian throne. The eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, she acquired her position and ducal title after her grandfather King Albert II abdicated in favour of her father on 21 July 2013
Dec 1 Aiko Princess Toshi the only child of the heir apparent to the Japanese throne, Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, and his wife, Masako, Crown Princess of Japan.
Dec 28 Madison De La Garza an American child actress. She is best known for her role as Juanita Solis on Desperate Housewives. She is the younger half-sister of actress and singer Demi Lovato

Top 7 most famous people died in 2001

Feb 25 Donald Bradman an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport
May 11 Douglas Adams an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.
May 12 Perry Como an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. Como was seen weekly on television from 1949 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program monthly until 1967. His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records; his combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. Como's appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. In the official RCA Records Billboard magazine memorial, his life was summed up in these few words: "50 years of music and a life well lived. An example to all." Composer Ervin Drake said of him, "... ccasionally someone like Perry comes along and won't 'go with the flow' and still prevails in spite of all the bankrupt others who surround him and importune him to yield to their values. Only occasionally."
Jun 27 Jack Lemmon an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in more than 60 films, including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts , Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger , The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing , Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men, and Grumpier Old Men
Aug 25 Aaliyah an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records
Sep 9 Ahmad Shah Massoud an Afghan political and military leader, who was a central figure in the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989 and in the following years of civil war. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001
Nov 29 George Harrison an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", which became the Beatles' second-most-covered song