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2001 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts



World Series Champions: Arizona Diamondbacks
Superbowl XXXV Champions: Baltimore Ravens
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Colorado Avalanche
U.S. Open Golf Retief Goosen
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Lleyton Hewitt/Venus Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Goran Ivanisevic/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions: Miami
NCAA Basketball Champions: Duke
Kentucky Derby: Monarchos
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Gisele Bündchen
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"  
Time Magazine's Person of the Year Rudolph Giuliani
Miss America: Angela Perez BaBaraquio (Honolulu, HI)
Miss USA: Kandace Krueger (Texas)

War On Terror:

 


Number of Deaths on the 9/11 attack:

American Airlines Flight 11 (hit the North Tower, NYC)
-87 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers

United Airlines Flight 175 (hit the South Tower, NYC)
-60 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers

Total World Trade Center
- 2,606 people
1366+ in North Tower
618+ in South Tower
18 was the guesstimate pedestrians killed on the street below
411 emergency workers were killed:
341 firefighters, 60 police officers, 10 paramedics & EMTs

United Airlines Flight 90 (Crashed near Shanksville, PA)
-40 passengers and crew, 4 hijackers

American Airlines Flight 77 (hit the Pentagon)
-59 passengers and crew, 5 hijackers
The Pentagon
-125 employees

Clear Channel banned many rock and pop songs after the attack.

The Scandals:

Angelina Jolie gave a passionate open-mouth kiss to her brother, James, which made many people almost forget Bjork's goose dress.

Enron's accounting scandal cost investors something close to $60 Billion, and their accounting firm, Arthur Anderson, went out of business

Gary Condit, a Democrat California congressman, had an affair with his intern, Chandra Levy, which was alleged may have also led to her murder. It didn't - Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran immigrant had killed her.


Fake picture from camera supposedly found in World Trade Center debris.

Nascar Driver Death: Dale Earnhart

Airplane Celebrity Death: Aaliyah

Splitsville:
Julia Roberts and Benjaman Bratt
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Enron, due to financial misdeeds
Arthur Anderson Accounting, due to covering up Enron's financial misdeeds

Renee Zellweger was in the bathroom when Hugh Grant called her up for her Golden Globe Award.

Millions watched Britney Spears dance with a python at the MTV's Music Video Awards
Nerd News:

Barry Bonds hit 73 Home Runs*.
* steroid use was allegedly involved

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2001: $2,100,000

The Habits:

iPod was released October, 2001.

The X-Box came out in November, 2001.

...Everybody else was watching SpongeBob Squarepants

1st appearances & 2001's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: iPod, Harry Potter, K'NEX BattleTech/MechWarrior, Bob the Builder toys
The Bomb (Film): Glitter starring Mariah Carey
Best Film Oscar Winner: A Beautiful Mind
The Big Movies: 1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
3. Shrek
4. Monster's Inc
5. Rush Hour 2
6. The Mummy Returns
7. Pearl Harbor
8. Ocean's Eleven
9. Jurassic Park III
10. Planet of the Apes
2001 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Friends (NBC)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. ER (NBC)
4. Survivor: Marquesas (CBS)
5. Survivor: Africa (CBS)
6. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
7. Law & Order (NBC)
8. Will & Grace (NBC)
9. The West Wing (NBC)
10. Monday Night Football (ABC)
2001 Billboard
Number One Songs

November 18, 2000 - February 2, 2001:
Independent Women - Destiny's Child

February 3 - February 16:
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent

February 17 - February 23:
Ms. Jackson - OutKast

February 24 - March 23:
Stutter - Joe

March 24 - April 6:
Butterfly - Crazy Town

April 7 - April 13:
Angel - Shaggy featuring Rayvon

April 14 - July 1:
All For You - Janet Jackson

June 2 - July 6:
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera / Lil' Kim / Mya / Pink

July 7 - August 3:
U Remind Me - Usher

August 4 - August 17:
Bootylicious - Destiny's Child

August 18 - September 28:
Fallin' - Alicia Keys

September 29 - November 2:
I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule

November 3 - December 14:
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige

December 15, 2001 - January 25, 2002:
U Got It Bad - Usher

 

 

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