What Happened on December 5, 2001

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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 BlakePeter Blake (1948-2001)

New Zealand yachtsman (Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90; America's Cup 1995, 2000) and Special Envoy UN Environment Program, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at 53

2001 Highlights

About December 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • UK #1 Song: Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield