2001 in History
January 1 Rose Bowl, Washington Huskies beat Purdue Boilermakers 34 - 24
January 13 Earthquake and landslides kill 850 in El Salvador
January 20 George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States
January 26 Earthquake kills 20,000 in Bhuj, India
January 28 Super Bowl XXXV, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants 34-7
February 14 Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft becomes first vehicle to land on an asteroid (433 Eros)
February 21 43rd Grammy Awards, U2, Steely Dan, Macy Gray and Sting win major awards
March 23 Russian Mir space station is crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry
March 25 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Gladiator wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards
April 1 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St. Louis
April 2 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis
April 8 65th Golf Masters Championship:
April 28 Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.
May 9 Police tear gas unruly soccer fans, ensuing panic kills over 100 in Ghana
June 1 The heir to the Nepalese throne killed his parents and eight other family members before shooting himself, after an argument over his choice of a bride
June 3 Tony Awards, The Producers, Proof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest revival and 42nd Street revival won major awards
June 9 Stanley Cup Finals, Colorado Avalanche beat New Jersey Devils 4 games to 3
June 11 Timothy McVeigh executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed at least 168
June 16 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1
June 21 Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Atl Ocean (4m56s)
July 4 Vladivostokavia flight 352 crashes near Burdakovka, killing 145
July 7 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Justine Henin
July 8 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer beat Jiri Novak and David Rikl
July 8 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter
July 8 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs beat Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama
July 9 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leos Friedl and Daniela Hantuchova beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber
September 1 WNBA Championships, Los Angeles Sparks beat Charlotte Sting 2 games to 0
September 9 115th U.S. Womens Tennis
September 9 121st U.S. Mens Tennis
September 11 19 Islamist terrorists hijack four commercial jets, killing nearly 3,000 in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania
October 7 U.S. launches strikes against the Taleban in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
October 8 SAS flight 686 crashes near Milano-Linate, killing 114, crash caused by flight crew and tower confusion
October 24 Eleven die after two trucks collide, head on, in a mountain tunnel in Switzerland
November 4 World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Yankees 4 games to 3
November 12 American Airlines flight 587 crashes in Belle Harbor, New York, killing 265, vertical stabilizer failure
December 13 Terrorists break into parliament building in New Delhi, murder at least 12