2001 - 2001
|Years||1998 1999 2000 ← 2001 → 2002 2003 2004|
|Decades||1970s 1980s 1990s ← 2000s → 2010s 2020s 2030s|
|Centuries||XX century ← XXI century → XXII century|
|Annual table of the 21st century|
2001 ( MMI ) was a common year started on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar . It was also the number 2001 anno Domini or of the designation of the Christian Era, the second of the 2000s , the first year of the XXI century , it marks the beginning of the XXI century and the third millennium . [ 1 ]
It was declared:
- International Year of Volunteers .
- International Year of Dialogue between Civilizations .
- Year of the Snake , according to the Chinese horoscope
- January 1st :
- January 2nd :
- In Puerto Rico , Sila Calderón assumes the position of governor of the island for the period 2001-2005. It is the first time that a woman has access to that position in that country.
- American scientists present the first genetically modified primate .
- In El Salvador , the government of Francisco Flores decides to adopt the US dollar as the national currency.
- January 6 : Pope John Paul II publishes the letter Novo Millennio Ineunte at the beginning of the new millennium.
- January 13 :
- January 15 : in the United States, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger create Wikipedia .
- January 17 : in Colombia , the AUC (United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia) perpetrated a massacre in the village of Chenge, municipality of Ovejas , department of Sucre , in the northwestern part of the country. 27 people are killed.
- January 20 : George W. Bush takes office as president in the United States .
- January 26 : an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale devastates the Indian state of Gujarat . 20,000 people die and 200,000 are injured.
- January 31 : a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 collide in mid-flight : there are 99 occupants injured (9 of them seriously), all the occupants of both aircraft survive.
- February 4 : Herbert Vianna, leader of the Brazilian rock band Os Paralamas , suffers an accident in Mangaratiba , State of Rio de Janeiro when his plane crashed . He was paraplegic and awake after 44 days in a coma.
- February 5 : the electricity companies Endesa and Iberdrola announce the termination of the merger process, which began in October 2000 .
- February 6 : Likud leader Ariel Sharon defeats Labor Ehud Barak and becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
- February 7 :
- February 10 : A US nuclear submarine mistakenly sinks a Japanese training ship .
- February 11 :
- February 13 :
- In El Salvador , a second earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale adds 315 deaths and more economic losses to the earthquake that occurred just a month earlier.
- Javier Bardem becomes the first Spanish actor to be nominated for the Oscars for his performance in Julian Schnabel's film Before Night Falls .
- February 14 : in Israel , seven soldiers and an Israeli civilian die when they are run over by a bus driven by a Palestinian driver , in an attack claimed by the Islamic fundamentalist movement Hamas .
- February 15 : the club Peruvian of soccer Alianza Lima is a hundred years of institutional life.
- 16 of February : in Iraq , the American aviation bombs the ancient city of Baghdad , capital of the country.
- February 17 :
- In Lahti , the Spanish skier of German origin Johann Mühlegg achieved the silver medal in the 20-kilometer cross-country event of the Nordic Skiing World Championships, marking the first podium in Spanish history in this competition.
- In Ambato ( Ecuador ), 50 years of the Fruit and Flower Festival were celebrated .
- February 18 :
- In the United States, FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested on charges of spying for Russia for 15 years.
- In the United States, Dale Earnhardt dies on the last lap of the Daytona 500 .
- In Berlin , 2001 Intimacy , the French production by director Patrice Chérau wins the Golden Bear at the LI edition of the Berlin Film Festival .
- February 22 :
- March 1 : in Afghanistan , the Taliban ( Islamic fundamentalists ) destroy ancient Buddha statues .
- March 3 : the United for Peace event will be held at the Azteca Stadium .
- March 10 : Big Brother Argentina begins ―which has already been held in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands―, led by actress Soledad Silveyra .
- March 15 : Two explosions on the Petrobras 36 oil platform kill 11 people and will cause that platform to sink 5 days later.
- March 22 : President Macedonia , Boris Trajkovski , announces the objective of his Government to "neutralize and eliminate the Albanian extremists" who, weeks ago, had launched an offensive against the army of the country and threatened to unleash a new war in the Balkans .
- March 23 : The Russian space station Mir re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates before touching the Earth's surface.
- March 24 : The American company Apple launches the Mac OS X operating system .
- March 28 : In Mexico, in the Chamber of Deputies in San Lázaro, Comandanta Esther of the EZLN delivers a speech for peace in Chiapas after the speech, the Chamber ends by singing the National Anthem.
- March 30 : premieres on Nickelodeon 's animated series, The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman , who came from short of Oh Yeah! Cartoons to become the channel's most successful series alongside SpongeBob SquarePants .
- April 1 :
- April 2 : the Israeli army attacks Mohamed Abdel Al , a prominent leader of the fundamentalist Islamic Jihad movement .
- April 7 : in Spain, the PASOC agrees in its federal congress to leave the bosom of the United Left .
- April 11 : In a historic match, the Australian soccer team beat American Samoa 31-0 .
- April 13 : in Paraguay the boy Héctor Maciel (16) dies during compulsory military service . No. 106 is the victim of the army since the overthrow of dictator Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. [ 2 ]
- April 20 : In the Peruvian Amazon , about 60 km from the city of Iquitos , the Peruvian Air Force - with information from the US CIA - shoots down a plane, believing it to be drug traffickers. In the fall, a family of American evangelists is identified : the wife (Veronica Bowers, 35) and their adopted baby (Charity, 7 months) are killed instantly by the machine gunning, while the husband (Jim Bowers, 37), their son (Cory , 6) and the pilot (wounded in both legs) survive. [ 3 ]
- April 20 - 22 : The III Summit of the Americas is held in Quebec City , Canada during the presidential appointment, anti-globalization protests occur on the outskirts of the city, there are hundreds of detainees and wounded and looting of private property and public
- April 23 : Madrid is elected World Book Capital .
- April 25 : at the Lausitzring circuit , near Dresden , ( Germany ) the pilot Michele Alboreto dies in an accident .
- May 1 : the ECO news channel closes in Mexico .
- May 12 : The 46th Eurovision Song Contest is held at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen , winning for the first time an Eastern European country, Estonia .
- May 13 : regional elections are held in the Basque Country (Spain). Great triumph of the coalition formed by EAJ-PNV / EA, which manages to form a government for the next four years, with Juan José Ibarretxe as lehendakari of the Basque Government.
- May 15 : in the United States , there is the CSX 8888 rail incident that left no fatalities.
- May 20 : Wikipedia begins in Spanish .
- May 25 : centenary of the Argentine football club River Plate .
- May 30 : start of the fifth edition of the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup , for the first time in two countries: South Korea and Japan .
- June 1 : the actual massacre occurs in Nepal . In the Royal Palace of Narayanhity King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aishwarya are assassinated .
- June 3 : in Peru , Alejandro Toledo is elected new president.
- June 5 :
- June 6 : a jury in Los Angeles (California) condemns the company Philip Morris (maker of Marlboro cigarettes ) to pay 3 billion dollars to a 56-year-old smoker with irreversible lung cancer. This is the most onerous case in a cigarette court case and possibly the largest by an individual against a US company. [ 4 ]
- June 10 :
- June 11 :
- June 12 : The video game Half-Life: Blue Shift is published in the United States .
- June 14 : the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was born in China , an intergovernmental organization founded by the leaders of the People's Republic of China , Russia , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan , countries that, with the exception of Uzbekistan, had previously been known as the Shanghai Five .
- June 16 :
- June 17 : The 13th Edition of the 2001 U-20 Soccer World Cup begins for the first time in South America, this time in Argentina .
- June 18 : the party of former King Simeon wins the legislative elections in Bulgaria .
- June 23 : an earthquake of magnitude 8.4 on the Richter scale occurs in southern Peru , affecting the Peruvian departments of Arequipa , Moquegua and Tacna , leaving a number of 102 people dead, of which 26 died as a result of the subsequent tsunami , which also caused the disappearance of 70 people. The earthquake also affected part of northern Chile
- June 25 : In Venezuela , ex-Fujimori agent Vladimiro Montesinos is captured after 10 months on the run and after the famous Vladivideos who involved several Peruvian politicians and personalities with government bribes in complicity with Fujimori, Hugo Chávez announced at the Andean summit in Valencia, Venezuela
- June 28 : Boca Juniors became champion of the 2001 Copa Libertadores after having beaten Cruz Azul from Mexico on penalties .
- July 8 : The U-20 World Cup ends in Buenos Aires ( Argentina ), where for the fourth time the host Argentina was established as world champion in this category by defeating Ghana 3-0.
- July 11 : The 40th edition of the 2001 Copa América begins for the first time in Colombia as the venue, despite threats from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the Paramilitaries to destabilize the realization of the football event.
- July 20 : in protests by the summit of the G-8 killed dies Carlo Giuliani by the Carabinieri of Italy .
- July 28 : Alejandro Toledo Manrique becomes the 57th president of Peru after winning the second round last June, after being sworn in in Congress, he moved to the burned headquarters of the Banco de la Nación to remember those who fought against the dictatorial presidency of Fujimori.
- July 29 : the Copa América ends in Bogotá , where the Colombian National Team wins its first Copa América after beating the Mexico National Team by the minimum difference of 1 goal to zero with a goal from Iván Ramiro Córdoba .
- 1 August : in Spain begins to withdraw from the stations the super gasoline only with lead .
- August 6 : in Bolivia , Hugo Bánzer resigns as president of Bolivia due to health problems.
- August 7 : in Bolivia , Vice President Jorge Quiroga is sworn in as President of Bolivia until August 6 , 2002 .
- August 10 : The space shuttle Discovery departs from Cape Kennedy for the International Space Station (ISS) with the third permanent crew.
- August 12 : Michael Schumacher wins his fourth Formula 1 world title after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix .
- August 14 : In the United States, an experimental plane from NASA , the Helios, powered by photovoltaic solar energy , breaks the world record for flight height, reaching 29,520 m (commercial aircraft fly at 10,000).
- August 16 :
- Emilio Botín becomes the sole president of Banco Santander .
- In Madrid, the police arrest the Galician drug trafficker Sito Miñanco .
- Marcelo Salas becomes the most expensive transfer made by a Chilean footballer at the time when he was signed by Juventus of Turin for € 25,000,000, thus surpassing his own record.
- 23 of August : a French citizen who was flying in paraglider got caught in the torch of the Statue of Liberty , in New York . [ 5 ]
- August 24th :
- August 25 : the American singer and actress Aaliyah dies when the plane that transported her falls in the Bahamas .
- August 27 : The Peruvian Congress approves lifting the constitutional immunity of former President Alberto Fujimori in order to formally accuse him of crimes against humanity .
- August 31 :
- In Spain, the General Directorate of Pharmacy decrees the precautionary immobilization of a dialyzer marketed by the multinational Baxter, after the death of twelve patients undergoing hemodialysis in Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona.
- In Tokyo (Japan), at least 44 people die and several dozen are injured as a result of a strong explosion in a leisure area in the city center.
- September 1 : YTV premieres Gadget and the Gadgetinis for the first time .
- September 5 : Bolivia carries out the 2001 population and housing census , after 9 years compared to the previous 1992 census .
- September 7 - 10 : Michael Jackson performs a series of concerts celebrating his 30 years as a soloist (1971).
- September 9 :
- September 11 :
- The simultaneous attacks against the Twin Towers (in New York) and The Pentagon (in Virginia ) occur . Perpetrated apparently by Islamic extremists belonging to the Al Qaeda network and whose leader Osama bin Laden was blamed for the attacks. The attacks caused more than 6,000 injuries, the death of 2,977 people and the 19 terrorists were also killed.
- In New York , the OAS Assembly approves the Inter-American Democratic Charter .
- September 14 : in Lima (Peru) the 350 years of the devotion to the Lord of Miracles are celebrated .
- September 18 : A series of anthrax attacks begin in the US, which will last until October 9.
- October 7 : Afghanistan is invaded by the United States and its allies.
- October 12 : In the United States, the television program " America's Most Wanted " presents, at the request of President Bush, photos of the 22 most wanted terrorists in the world.
- October 16 - 19 : the second International Congress of the Spanish Language is held in the city of Valladolid .
- October 23 :
- October 25 : Windows XP is released .
- October 26 : In Iran , despite the war, the Muslim Women's Games are inaugurated, with the presence of more than 200 female athletes of Muslim origin, including Afghans and Americans.
- October 26 : In the United States, President George W. Bush signs the resolution of the " Patriotic Act ", which provides unlimited "powers" to the police , the CIA and the FBI .
- October 27 : In Quito , the Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito achieved promotion to the top flight of Ecuadorian football , after spending 356 days militating in the B Series .
- October 30 : in the United States , the musician Michael Jackson releases his last album in life, Invincible .
- November 1 : former President Juan Bosch dies in Santo Domingo ( Dominican Republic ) .
- November 4 : Enrique Bolaños is elected president of Nicaragua .
- November 4 : Author JK Rowling's first Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film opens in London, England.
- November 7 : at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium , the Ecuadorian soccer team qualifies for its first FIFA World Cup by drawing 1 to 1 with the Uruguay Soccer Team .
- November 9 : The Kodak Theater opens .
- 12 of November : in the district of Belle Harbor, in the New York district of Queens , an Airbus A300 airplane of the American Airlines crashes . 260 people die (See American Airlines flight 587 ).
- November 17 : in Mexico there will be national and international long distance dialing changes
- November 22 : Birth of NCT Dream vocalist Zhong Chenle.
- November 25 : in Honduras , Ricardo Maduro is elected new president.
- November 28 : Enron goes bankrupt .
- November 29 : in Los Angeles, California dies former Beatle George Harrison because of lung cancer .
- December 1 : on the highway that leads from Sogamoso to Yopal ( Colombia ), a group of paramilitaries stops a bus with 18 passengers, separates two children and an old woman, and shoots the other 15 men and women.
- December 5 : in Chile , Eduardo Miño is burned like a bonzo in front of the Palacio de la Moneda .
- December 7 and 8 : in Mexico, the Teletón raised 207.4 million pesos, and inauguration of the Teletón Children's Rehabilitation Center in Oaxaca
- December 10 : in Venezuela, businessmen carry out an employer strike in protest of the 49 enabling laws.
- December 11 : China enters the World Trade Organization . [ 6 ]
- December 15 : Pachuca FC is champion of the Winter Tournament, defeating the UANL Tigres 2-0.
- December 19 : in Argentina tens of thousands of people loot shops and supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires. President De la Rúa decrees a state of siege throughout the country. Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo resigns .
- December 20 : in Buenos Aires , as a result of protests throughout most of the day with police repression and 39 protesters killed by the police, President Fernando de la Rúa resigned .
- December 22 : off the Amami Islands ( Japan ), the Coast Guard of Japan sinks a North Korean spy ship . All 15 North Korean crew members die.
- December 23 :
- December 27 : at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium , Racing draws 1 to 1 with the visitor, becoming champion of the 2001 Apertura tournament and getting a local title after 35 years.
- December 29 : in Lima (Peru) , a mega-fire occurs that destroys a large part of the commercial area known as Mesa Redonda, causing nearly 300 deaths and 180 disappearances.
- December 30 : the provisional president of Argentina , Adolfo Rodríguez Saá , resigns in Buenos Aires . The position falls to the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Camano .
- December 31 : Windows 1.0-95 support ends.
- January 1 : Angourie Rice , Australian actress.
- January 9 : Rodrygo Goes , Brazilian soccer player.
- January 9: Eric García , Spanish footballer.
- January 15 : Jorge Prado García , Spanish motocross rider.
- January 18 : Claire Engler , American actress.
- January 24 : Margarita López , Argentine actress and singer.
- January 25 : Michela Pace , Maltese singer.
- January 30 : Heidi González , Mexican soccer player.
- February 2 : Maria Makino , Japanese idol.
- February 5 : Juan Karlos Labajo , Filipino singer.
- February 7 : Pedro De La Vega , Argentine footballer.
- February 8 : IN , member of the South Korean band Stray Kids
- February 15 : Haley Tju , American actress.
- 6 of March - Milo Manheim , American actor.
- March 9 : Jeon So-mi , Canadian singer of South Korean descent.
- March 17 : Jade Alleyne , American actress, dancer and singer.
- 17th March : Pietro Pellegri , Italian football player.
- March 30 : Sandra Escacena , Spanish actress.
- March 30: Anastasia Potapova , Russian tennis player.
- March 30: Anderson Contreras , Venezuelan soccer player.
- 3 de abril : Alessio Riccardi , Italian football player.
- April 26 : Thiago Almada , Argentine footballer.
- April 28 : María Parrado , Spanish singer.
- April 30 : Sofía Acevedo , Argentine basketball player.
- May 12 : Fátima Arellano , Mexican soccer player.
- May 16 : Carlota Boza , Spanish actress.
- May 18 : Teresita Commentz , Chilean actress.
- May 24 : Darren Espanto , Filipino singer of Canadian descent.
- May 25 : Chloe Lukasiak , American actress and model.
- May 26 : Megan Charpentier , Canadian actress.
- June 1 : Ed Oxenbould , Australian actor.
- June 9 : Xolo Maridueña , American film and television actor of Cuban, Mexican and Ecuadorian descent.
- June 21 : Eleanor Worthington Cox , British actress.
- June 27 : Curtis Harris , American actor.
- 6 of August - Ty Simpkins , American actor.
- August 19 : Briggitte Bozzo . Venezuelan actress and model.
- August 22 : LaMelo Ball , American basketball player.
- September 6 : Freya Allan , British actress.
- September 10 : Ajna Késely , Hungarian swimmer.
- September 11 : Mackenzie Aladjem , American actress.
- October 5 : Dalila Bela , Canadian actress with Latino roots.
- October 9 : Louis Hynes , British actor.
- October 11 : Kacper Skibicki , Polish footballer.
- October 12 : Raymond Ochoa , American actor.
- October 25 : Elizabeth of Brabant , daughter and apparent heir of Philip of Belgium, King of the Belgians.
- October 25: Reyna Reyes , Mexican-American soccer player
- November 7 : Amybeth McNulty , Irish actress.
- November 21 : Samantha Bailey , American actress.
- November 22 : Zhong Chenle , Chinese singer, member of the group NCT , and his subunit NCT Dream.
- November 28 : Max Park , American speedcuber.
- December 18 : Billie Eilish , American singer.
- December 18: Stefani Flores , Venezuelan model and merchant.
- December 20 : Sepp van den Berg , Dutch footballer.
- December 22 : María Camila Osorio , Colombian tennis player.
- December 28 : Madison De La Garza , American actress.
Art and literature
- January 6 : Fernando Marías wins the Nadal Prize for his novel El Niño de los Coroneles .
- June 19 : American Gods is published .
- October 30 : Michael Jackson publishes his latest album Invincible .
- Arturo Pérez-Reverte : With the intention of offending (collection of articles).
- Dan Brown : The conspiracy .
Science and Technology
- American scientists present the first genetically modified primate .
- Tony Fadell with Apple Inc. launches iPod .
- Microsoft releases the Microsoft Windows XP operating system .
- July 12 : launch of the Artemis European experimental communications satellite .
- August 8 : Launch of the US Genesis probe with the mission of studying the solar wind .
- October 18 : launch of the commercial remote sensing satellite QuickBird .
- October 22 : Launch of the German Earth observation satellite BIRD .
- December 7 : launch of the artificial TIMED satellite , dedicated to the study of the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Consoles and video games
- Nintendo and Rare release Conker's Bad Fur Day game for Nintendo 64 .
- Nintendo releases the Dr. Mario 64 game for Nintendo 64 .
- Nintendo releases the game Super Smash Bros. Melee , for the Game Cube .
- Nintendo and Hudson Soft release Mario Party 3 .
- Nintendo releases its new portable console, the Game Boy Advance .
- Nintendo releases its new table console, the Nintendo Game Cube .
- Microsoft releases its first console, Xbox , on sale in the United States . It was also released in 2002 in Europe and Japan .
- October 29 : Traveller's Tales and Universal Interactive Studios released Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex in the United States for PlayStation 2 .
- November 15 : Microsoft and Bungie release the video game Halo: Combat Evolved for the Xbox .
- November 15 : Playmore and Eolith release The King of Fighters 2001 video game for the Arcade Neo Geo system .
- December 4 : Naughty Dog and Sony released Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy for PlayStation 2 in the United States.
- PopCap Games releases its Bejeweled game .
- Capcom launches Devil May Cry .
- Rockstar Games releases its third 3D free action game called Grand Theft Auto III for PlayStation 2 .
- Konami estrena las arcades Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX y DDRMAX -Dance Dance Revolution 6thMIX-.
- Hideo Kojima and Konami release Metal Gear Solid 2 in the United States and Japan .
- SEGA Launch the game Sonic Adventure 2 .
- Valve lanza Half-Life Blue Shift para PC
- Squaresoft is releasing Final Fantasy X for PlayStation 2 , the tenth title in the series, which introduces voice dialogue to the game for the first time.
- Euroleague : Maccabi Tel Aviv .
- Korac Cup : Unicaja Málaga Champion.
- ACB : FC Barcelona champion .
- NBA : Los Angeles Lakers .
- EuroBasket : Serbia .
- America's Cup : Colombia , champion.
- Confederations Cup : France , champion.
- UNCAF Cup 2001 : Guatemala champion
- Champions League : Bayern Munich , champion. Valencia CF runner-up.
- Intercontinental Cup : Bayern Munich , champion. Boca Juniors runner-up.
- UEFA Cup : Liverpool FC champion. Deportivo Alavés runner-up.
- European Super Cup : Liverpool FC , champion.
- Copa Libertadores de América : Boca Juniors champion. Cruz Azul runner-up.
- Mercosur Cup : San Lorenzo de Almagro champion. Flamengo runner-up.
- Merconorte Cup : Millionaires champion. Emelec runner-up.
- Spanish soccer league : Real Madrid , champion.
- English League : Manchester United , champion.
- Italian League : AS Roma , champion.
- German League : Bayern Munich , champion.
- Brazilian League : Vasco de Gama , champion.
- Argentine League :
- Chilean League : Santiago Wanderers , champion.
- Uruguayan Soccer Championship : National , champion.
- Colombian Professional Soccer : America de Cali , champion.
- Ecuadorian Soccer Championship : Emelec , champion.
- Peruvian Football League : Alianza Lima , champion.
- Mexican league : Club Santos Laguna , champion. Pachuca Soccer Club , champion.
- First Division of Venezuela : Caracas FC , champion.
- Ballon d'Or : Englishman Michael Owen , proclaimed the world's best footballer of the year 2001, according to France Football magazine.
- U-20 World Cup : Argentina champion, defeating Ghana 3-0 in the final, played at the Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield stadium.
- Handball European Cup : SC Magdeburg (Germany), champion.
- Handball European Cup Winners' Cup : CB Ciudad Real (Spain), champion.
- EHF Cup : THW Kiel, champion.
- Liga ASOBAL (Spain): Portland San Antonio , champion.
- World Championship Athletics : In the month of August is celebrated the eighth edition in Edmonton ( Canada ).
- Australian Open : Men: Andre Agassi to Arnaud Clément . Women: Jennifer Capriati to Martina Hingis .
- Roland Garros : Men: Gustavo Kuerten to Àlex Corretja . Women: Jennifer Capriati to Kim Clijsters .
- Wimbledon : Men: Goran Ivanišević to Patrick Rafter . Women: Venus Williams to Justine Henin .
- US Open : Men: Lleyton Hewitt to Pete Sampras . Women: Venus Williams to Serena Williams .
- Masters : Champions Lleyton Hewitt (men) and Serena Williams (women).
- Davis Cup : France , champion.
- Federation Cup : Belgium , champion.
- Augusta Masters : Tiger Woods , champion.
- US Golf Open : Refief Goosen , champion.
- British Golf Open : David Duval , champion.
- PGA Championship : David Toms , champion.
- PGA Golf Grand Slam : Tiger Woods , champion.
- Formula 1 : Michael Schumacher wins his fourthFormula 1 world champion title.
- World Rally Championship : Richard Burns , champion.
- Paris-Dakar Rally : Jutta Kleinschmidt ( Germany ), champion.
- 500 Millas of Indianapolis : Hélio Castroneves , Penske.
- 24 Hours of Le Mans : Frank Biela , Tom Kristensen , Emanuele Pirro . Audi R8 LMP .
- Cart : Gil de Ferran , Penske .
- Motorcycle World Championship :
- Paris-Dakar Rally : Fabrizio Meoni ( Italy ), champion.
- Tour de France : Lance Armstrong wins his thirdconsecutive Tour de France , title withdrawn in 2012.
- Tour of Spain : Ángel Casero is proclaimed the winner.
- Giro de Italia : Gilberto Simoni , Italian, ganador.
- Cycling World Championship : Óscar Freire ( Spain ), champion.
- The American company World Wrestling Federation (WWF) buys World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling from its biggest competition .
- January 19 : Donnie Darko , of Richard Kelly .
- January 31 : Tomás is in Love , by Pierre-Paul Renders .
- March 9 : The son's room , by Nanni Moretti .
- April 21 : Shin Chan: The Adults Strike Back! by Keiichi Hara .
- May 11 : The Office of Arms , by Ermanno Olmi .
- 25 de abril : " The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain ", by Jean-Pierre Jeunet .
- May 14 : La pianiste ( The pianist / The piano teacher ) by Michael Haneke .
- May 18 : Shrek , by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson .
- 1 de junio: Moulin Rouge !, by Baz Lurhmann.
- June 15 : The One , by James Wong .
- June 15: Atlantis: The Lost Empire , Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise .
- June 15: 13 Ghosts , by Steve Beck .
- June 16 : Ghost World , Terry Zwigoff and John Malkovich .
- June 22 : Fast And Furious by Rob Cohen
- 4 de julio: Scary Movie 2, de Keenen Ivory Wayans.
- July 13 : Bully , Larry Clark .
- 18 de julio: Jurassic Park III, de Joe Johnston.
- July 30 : Buzz Lightyear, Star Command: The Adventure Begins , by Tad Stones
- 2 of August : the planet of the apes , of Tim Burton .
- August 10 : Osmosis Jones , Tom Sito
- September 7 : The others , by Alejandro Amenábar .
- October 21 : In Search of a Wild Kiss , by Eric Bross .
- November 2 : Monsters Inc. , of Peter Docter .
- November 16 : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , Chris Columbus .
- November 22 : Nada x Perder , by Quique Aguilar .
- December 19 : The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring , by Peter Jackson .
- December 21 : Jimmy Neutron: The Genius Boy , by John A. Davis .
All dates belong to the official premieres of their countries of origin, unless otherwise indicated.
- In Spain, the Godoy Awards are created , which are awarded to the worst Spanish films of the year.
- The film Stanley Kubrick 's 2001: A Space Odyssey is based on fictional events that would occur this year.
- ABBA: The Definitive Collection
- AB Quintanilla and Kumbia Kings : Shhh!
- Adriana Lucía : From Heart to Heart
- Aerosmith: Just Push Play
- Alejandro Sanz: MTV Unplugged
- Álex Ubago : What do you ask for?
- Alexandre Pires : Alexandre Pires
- Alice in Chains: Greatest Hits
- Ana Belén : Fish of the city
- A-Teens: Teen Spirit
- Anastacia: Freak of Nature
- Ana Torroja : Ana Torroja
- Andrés Cepeda : The Carpenter
- Arch Enemy: "Wages of Sin"
- Axel : My way of loving
- Babasónicos : Jessico
- Backyard Babies: Making Enemies Is Good
- Backstreet Boys: "Greast Hits: Chapter one"
- Bandana : Bandana
- Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In, Their Greatest Hits: The Record
- Benny Ibarra : All or Nothing
- Bad News : Hands-Fists
- America's Golden Binomial : Making History
- Björk: Vespertine
- Blink-182: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
- Blondie: Reedición de Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to The Beat, AutoAmerican y The Hunter
- Bob Dylan: "Love and Theft"
- Bobby Pulido : I'm Always Thinking of You
- Bon Jovi: One Wild Night
- Bow Wow: Doggy Bag
- Britney Spears: Britney
- Chorale Coffee : To the grain
- Carlos Vives : Let me in ( November 6 )
- Stray : Thirst
- Celia Cruz : La Negra has Tumbao
- Cristian Castro : Blue
- Sky Razzo : Good morning
- Cher: Living Proof
- Christina Rosenvinge: Frozen Pool
- Collective Soul: 7even Year Itch
- Creed: Weathered.
- Daddy Yankee : THE Cartel II
- Daft Punk: Discovery
- Invisible Dance : Personal Effects
- David Civera : Tell her I love her
- Depeche Mode: Exciter
- Public Disorder : All his successes (compilation)
- Diskoteka Avariya : You hesitated!
- Diskoteka Avariya : Eggs
- Diskoteka Avariya : Maniacs
- Do As Infinity: Deep Forest (19 de septiembre)
- Dover: I was dead for seven weeks in the city of angels
- Do As Infinity: New World (21 de febrero)
- Drowning Pool: Sinner
- Edith Márquez : Get lost
- Eighteen Visions: The Best Of Eighteen Visions.
- The Great Combo : New Millennium: The Same Taste
- Elvis Presley: Dixieland Rocks
- Elvis Presley: It's Midnight
- Elvis Presley: Memphis Sessions
- Elvis Presley: Silver Screen Stereo
- Enrique Bunbury : Maxi-singles from Little
- Enrique Iglesias : Escape
- Erick Rubín : Quadrasonic
- Erick Sermon : Music ( September 25 )
- Estopa : Destrangis
- Fangoria : Still Life
- Fear Factory: Digimortal
- Feeder: Echo Park
- Faithless : Another Spective
- Faithless: Back to Mine
- Fischerspooner: #1
- Glass Tiger: Premium Gold Collection
- GLAY: ONE LOVE
- Gorillaz: Gorillaz
- Green Day: International Superhits!
- Heavy Group All Yours
- Gustavo Cerati : 11 symphonic episodes
- Speaking in Silver : In Cold Blood
- HIM: Deep Shadows & Brilliant Highlights
- Hoobastank: Hoobastank
- Ill Niño : Revolution Revolution
- Iván Villazón : Legendary Jugglers Vol. 1
- Jaguars : When the blood gallops ( March 11 ).
- Jamiroquai: A Funk Odyssey
- Jeans : Four to four
- Jennifer Lopez: J.Lo
- Jesús Manuel Estrada : Skin without a soul
- Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American
- John Frusciante: To Record Only Water for Ten Days.
- José José : Tenampa
- Jorge Celedón : Take me in your dreams
- Juan Gabriel : Through the Centuries
- Julio Iglesias : A Donna Pùo Change Your Life
- Julio Iglesias : To my Brazil
- Kittie: Oracle
- Katy Perry: Katy Hudson (Álbum)
- Kylie Minogue: Fever
- The Law : The Law MTV Unplugged
- The Fly Tsé-Tsé : Good Boys
- Lacrimosa : facade
- Laïs & Gabriel Yacoub : The big wind
- Laïs : Dorothea ltd. ed. ( October 12 )
- LAPM : Looking for Problems
- Laura Pausini : The best of Laura Pausini: I'll be back with you .
- La Vela Puerca : Of Bugs and Flowers
- Lenny Kravitz : Lenny
- Limp Bizkit: New Old Songs
- The Bunkers : The Bunkers
- Los Chiches del Vallenato : The other half
- Los Diablitos : Uniting hearts
- The Restless of Vallenato : Dreams of Colombia
- The Pirates : Ultrasonic + Lost Sessions
- Los Tigres del Norte : Uniting Borders
- Los Chichos : Love Thief
- Lostprophets: Thefakesoundofprogress.
- Luis Mateus : Inimitable
- Luis Miguel : My romances
- Lynda : Poland
- Madonna : GHV2
- Mandy Moore: "Mandy Moore"
- Malice Mizer:
- Manolo García : Time is never wasted
- Mariah Carey: Glitter
- Mariah Carey: Greatest Hits
- Megadeth: The World Needs a Hero
- Melody : De pata negra ( June 17 ).
- Michael Jackson: Invincible
- Michelle Branch: The Spirit Room
- Monchy & Alexandra : Blank Sheet (reissue)
- Monica Naranjo : Bad Girls
- Walls : le module
- Muse: Origin Of Symmetry
- Nacho Cano : Nacho Cano
- N-Sync: Celebrity
- New Order: Get Ready
- Nickelback: Silver Side Up
- Nicky Jam : Making Escante
- Nargaroth : Black Metal is War - A Dedication Monument
- NMSO4: You Are Just a Mistake
- OV7 : 7 beats
- Oomph!: Ego
- Opeth: Blackwater Park
- Salserín Orchestra : Impregnated with You
- Ozzy Osbourne: Down to Earth
- P.O.D.: Satelite
- Pablo Ruiz : Never
- Paul McCartney:Wingspan: Hits and History
- Paulina Rubio: Top hits'
- Paulina Rubio: I'm So in Love
- Pedro Suárez-Vértiz : The best of Pedro Suárez-Vértiz vol. two
- Pedro Guerra : Offering
- Pink: M!ssundaztood.
- Pink Floyd: Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
- Radiohead: Amnesiac
- Rammstein : Mother
- Rhapsody of Fire: Rain of a Thousand Flames
- Ricardo Montaner : Repeated Dream
- Rise Against: The Unraveling
- Roberto Carlos : Acoustic
- Rocío Dúrcal : Between tangos and mariachi
- Rosendo : Songs for normals and mere insane
- Rosana : Rosana
- Rosary : Many flowers
- Roxette: Room Service
- Ryan Cabrera: Elm St.
- Jumping around : Jumping around with the animals ( August 13 )
- Shakira: Laundry Service
- Simple Minds: Neon Lights
- Safri Duo : Played a Live
- No Flag : No Flag
- Siniestro Total : The Golden Age of Spanish Pop
- Slayer: God Hates Us All
- Slipknot: Iowa
- Smash Mouth: Smash Mouth
- Sôber: Synthesis
- Soil: Scars
- Soledad Pastorutti : Free
- Sonata Arctica: Silence
- Soulja Slim : Streets Made Me ( August 7th )
- Mr. Chinarro : The first vacuum-packed opera
- Mr. Chinarro : Say goodbye to the lake
- Staind: "Break the Cycle"
- Static-X: Machine
- Stephen Malkmus: Stephen Malkmus
- Sticky Fingaz: Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones (22 de mayo)
- Stone Temple Pilots: Shangri-La Dee Da
- System Of A Down: Toxicity
- tATu : 200 On the contrary
- Taking Back Sunday: Tell All Your Friends.
- Tarkan : Karma
- Holy Land : When the Earth touches the Sky
- Tiësto: In my Memory
- The Calling: Camino Palmero
- The Cranberries: "Wake up and Smell the Coffee"
- The Fall: Are you are missing winner
- The Rasmus: Into
- The Shins: Oh, Inverted World
- The Strokes: Is This It (27 de agosto)
- Thalía : Thalía with Band: Great Hits
- Thursday: Full Collapse
- Tiziano Ferro : Relative Rojo
- Tom Waits: Used Songs
- Tool: Lateralus
- Travis: The Invisible Band
- Trotsky Will Vengeance : Sleeping Outside
- Some Panas There : A Little Mammoth (The Little Mammoth)
- Violators of Verse : Vices and Virtues
- Violators of Verse & Kase-O : Shit
- Weezer: The Green Album
- Westlife: World of our Own
- Sugar : Shake
- Física: Eric A. Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle y Carl E. Wieman.
- Química: K. Barry Sharpless, William S. Knowles y Ryoji Noyor.
- Medicina: Leland H. Hartwell, R. Timothy Hunt y Paul M. Nurse.
- Literatura : Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul .
- Peace : United Nations Organization and Kofi Annan .
- Economía: George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence y Joseph E. Stiglitz.
- Artes : Krzysztof Penderecki . [ 7 ]
- Social Sciences : The College of Mexico and Juan Iglesias Santos . [ 7 ]
- Communication and Humanities : George Steiner . [ 7 ]
- Concordia : World Network of Biosphere Reserves . [ 7 ]
- International Cooperation : International Space Station . [ 7 ]
- Sports : Manuel Estiarte . [ 7 ]
- Scientific and Technical Research : Craig Venter , Francis Collins , John Sulston , Hamilton Smith and Jean Weissenbach . [ 7 ]
- Letras: Doris Lessing.
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