What Happened on November 13, 2001

Historical Events

Album Release

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

  • Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar

Historic Event

US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years

  • War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), dies following a stroke at 86
  • Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 Harps; Espressioni Cordiali), artistic director (Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1955–74), musicologist (Mozart), and music critic, dies at 87
  • Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 64 [1]
2001 Highlights

About November 13, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • UK #1 Song: Queen Of My Heart - Westlife