What Happened on January 20, 2001

Historical Events

George W. Bush Inaugurated

George W. Bush inaugurated as 43rd US President, Dick Cheney becomes 46th Vice President

EDSA II Revolution

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

  • US President Bill Clinton issues 140 executive pardons on his last day in office; recipients include Marc Rich, Susan McDougall, Patty Hearst, and his brother Roger
2001 History

Famous Weddings

Jennie Garth

American "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds American actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California; divorce in 2013

Famous Deaths

  • Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, dies at 46

About January 20, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Love Don't Cost A Thing - Jennifer Lopez