go to content

Reminder: This Was Life In 2001

These were some of the biggest things going on 15 years ago!

Posted on

4. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman called it quits after 11 years of marriage, while Jennifer Lopez and P. Diddy broke up after three years together.

J.Lo would marry Cris Judd that September.

6. Björk wore the infamous swan dress to the 73rd Academy Awards.

Lucy Nicholson / AFP / Getty Images

She attended the Oscars because she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I've Seen It All," from her film Dancer in the Dark.

7. While Britney and Justin donned their ICONIC coordinating denim outfits for the American Music Awards.

Lucy Nicholson / AFP / Getty Images

I can only assume these outfits are now stored under lock and key in the Smithsonian.

9. Mýa, Pink, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera were the Ladies Marmalade.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

♫ Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir) ♬

11. ...and was so BIG that it even launched its own short-lived tour, featuring Destiny’s Child, Nelly and the St. Lunatics, Eve, 3LW, Dream, and Jessica Simpson.

16. Bratz Dolls were one of the biggest must-have toys.

Mario Tama / Getty Images

They even won the Toy Industry Association's People's Choice for Toy of the Year. Yup, the best toy of the year!

20. The Strokes brought back garage rock.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

And thrift-store blazers worn over vintage tees.

22. Lifehouse's "Hanging by a Moment" was the biggest song of the year.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

And I am sure you didn't even realize that.

27. During the summer the nation got caught up in the details of the affair between California Rep. Gary Condit and his intern Chandra Levy – who had mysteriously disappeared earlier in the year.

After the attacks on Sept. 11, the story faded away. Levy's body was found in May 2002. She had been murdered during a run in the park by a 20-year-old Salvadoran man named Ingmar Guandique. Condit lost his seat the same year.

28. Bono gathered an all-star cast of recording artists to cover "What's Going On," which benefited AIDS programs in Africa and the American Red Cross' Sept. 11th fund.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss