2001 Newspaper Headlines
Our collection houses a fascinating range of 2001 newspaper articles, as they were printed when the news headlines became public to the world. For the opinions on groundbreaking 2001 events such as the presidential election of George W. Bush, published by some of the world’s most renowned editors, original newspapers provide all the information.
Perhaps you know someone who was born in the year 2001? Or know someone who was involved in some of the most unforgettable events in history? A 2001 newspaper will provide all the details from the monumental stories of the year, making a remarkable gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. For a breakdown of the events from the year 2001, we offer an overview in the table below.
20th January 2001
George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton, becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
20th February 2001
The 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease crisis begins in the United Kingdom.
25th February 2001
Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b.1908) dies.
23rd March 2001
The Russian space station ‘Mir’ re-enters the atmosphere near Nadi, Fiji, and falls into the Pacific Ocean.
25th March 2001
The 73rd Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin, are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Gladiator wins the Oscar for ‘Best Picture.’
1st April 2001
Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Miloševic surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charge of war crimes.
24th May 2001
Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to conquer Mount Everest, at the age of just 16-years-old.
7th June 2001
Tony Blair’s Labour Party wins the general election.
13th July 2001
Beijing wins the bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
19th July 2001
Politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
11th September 2001
Almost 3,000 people are killed in the ‘9/11’ terrorist attacks in the United States. Al-Quaeda terrorists seize four American passenger flights and crash the aeroplanes into the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and grassland in Pennsylvania.
4th November 2001
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is established, replacing the controversial Royal Ulster Constabulary.
10th November 2001
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is elected to a third term.
29th November 2001
George Harrison, English musician (b. 1943) dies.
12th December 2001
Roy Whiting is found guilty of murdering Sarah Payne at Lewes Crown Court. The trial judge recommends that Whiting should never be released.
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