What Happened on January 1, 2001

Historical Events

  • 30th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon State beats #10 Notre Dame, 41-9
  • 87th Rose Bowl: #4 Washington beats #14 Purdue, 34-24

Famous Birthdays

Angourie Rice (22 years old)

Australian actress (Betty Brant in the Spider-Man franchise; The Nice Guys), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Born in 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Hsu Tsang-Houei, Taiwanese composer and collector of Taiwanese folk songs, dies at 71
  • Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), dies at 86

About January 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Can We Fix It - Bob The Builder