On This Day

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 Deaths

  • Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), dies at 86
2001 Highlights

About January 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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