What happened this day in history April 1, 2001

What are the important events that happened on April 1, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 1, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 1, 2001 is the 91st day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 19, 2001 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 16,434,720 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $443.60. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 1, 2001 Historical Events

  • 2001
    An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People’s Republic of China and is detained.
  • 2001
    Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
  • 2001
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.

Who died on April 1, 2001?

  • 2001
    Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
  • 2001
    Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)

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