On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2001

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Ocean's Eleven" directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California


Famous Deaths

  • Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 53
2001 Highlights

About December 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius