What Happened on August 27, 2001

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Wagner, German NBA player (Orlando Magic), born in Berlin, Germany
Born in 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  • Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
2001 Highlights

About August 27, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • UK #1 Song: Let's Dance - Five