What Happened on November 4, 2001

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the book series by J. K. Rowling starring Daniel Radcliffe, premieres in London (Titled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in some markets)

Emmy Awards

53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win

Sports History

American tennis star Serena Williams wins the WTA Tour Championship in Munich, Germany after Lindsay Davenport defaults the final due to a knee injury; Williams' first season-ending title

  • Baseball World Series: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Boland, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1953-89), dies at 90
2001 Highlights

About November 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years and 27 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: Because I Got High - Afroman