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  • Major Events of 2001




    • MLB 2001: World Series
      Arizona Diamondbacks win 4-3 against New York Yankees
      -Oct 27... Yankees 1 at Diamondbacks 9
      -Oct 28... Yankees 0 at Diamondbacks 4
      -Oct 30...Diamondbacks 1 at Yankees 2
      -Oct 31...Diamondbacks 3 at Yankees 4
      -Nov 1... Diamondbacks 2 at Yankees 3
      -Nov 3...Yankees 2 at Diamondbacks 15
      -Nov 4...Yankees 2 at Diamondbacks 3
    • NFL
      Super Bowl XXXV
      Baltimore Ravens win 34-7 against New York Giants
      -Super Bowl Box Score
      Baltimore.... 7 3 14 10- 34
      New York... 0 0 7 0- 7
    • Professional Golf
      Men's Major Winners
      -The Masters: Tiger Woods...-16 to par
      -US Open: Retief Goosen...playoff
      -British Open: David Duval
      -PGA Championship: David Toms...-15 to par
      Women's Major Winners
      -Kraft Nabisco Championship: Annika Sorenstam...-7 to par
      -US Women's Open: Karrie Webb...-7 to par
      -LPGA Championship: Annika Sorenstam
      -Weetabix Women's British Open: Se Ri Pak...-11 to par

    Popular Songs


    Popular Movies

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    • Donnie Darko
    • Amelie
    • Spirited Away
    • Blow
    • Ocean's Eleven
    • A Beautiful Mind
    • Shrek
    • Black Hawk Down




    74th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind
    • Best Director: Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind
    • Best Actor: Denzel Washington for Training Day
    • Best Actress: Halle Berry for Monster's Ball
    • Best Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent for Iris
    • Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind


    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "Beautiful Day"- U2
    • Song of the Year: "Beautiful Day"- U2
    • Album of the Year: "Two Against Nature"- Steely Dan
    • Best New Artist: Shelby Lynne


    Nobel Prizes


    • Peace: Kofi Annan and the United Nations "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".
    • Physiology or Medicine: Leland Hartwell, Tim Hunt, and Sir Paul M. Nurse "for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle".
    • Economic Sciences: George Akerlog, A. Michael Spence, and Joseph Stiglitz "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information".
    • Chemistry: William Knowles and Ryoji Noyori "for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions" and to K. Barry Sharpless "for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions".
    • Physics: Eric Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Carl Wieman "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates".
    • Literature: V.S. Naipaul "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories".

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: The Oregonian
    • National Reporting: Staff of The New York Times
    • International Reporting: Ian Johnson, The Wall Street Journal
    • Editorial Writing: David Moats, The Rutland Herald
    • Editorial Cartooning: Ann Telnaes, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate
    • Breaking News Photography: Alan Diaz, The Associated Press
    • Feature Photography: Matt Rainey, The Star Ledger
    • Commentary: Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal
    • Criticism: Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe
    • Feature Writing: Tom Hallman Jr., The Chicago Tribune
    • Beat Reporting: David Cay Johnson, The New York Times
    • Explanatory Reporting: The Chicago Tribune, Staff
    • Investigative Reporting: David William, Los Angeles Times
    • Breaking News: The Miami Herald Staff
    • Fiction: Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
    • Drama: David Auburn, Proff
    • Biography/Autobiography: David Levering Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963.
    • History: Joseph Ellis, The Revolutionary Generation
    • Poetry: Stephen Dunn, Different Hours
    • General Nonfiction: Herbert P. Bix, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
    • Music: John Corigliano, Symphony no. 2 for String Orchestra- Premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra