What Happened on August 1, 2001

Historical Events

  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office
  • An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia
  • Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

Famous Birthdays

  • Scottie Barnes, American NBA player (Toronto Raptors), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Korey Stringer, American NFL football tackle, 1995-2000 (Minnesota Vikings), dies of complications from heat stroke at 27
2001 Highlights

About August 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten