2001 was a free year.
January 6 - US Congress declares George W. Bush wins US presidential election in 2000.
January 9 - Biljana Plavsic voluntarily surrenders to The Hague tribunal.
January 15 - Wikipedia is founded.
January 19 - US President Bill Clinton decides to lift the outer wall of sanctions against FR Yugoslavia.
January 20 - George W. Bush succeeded Bill Clinton as US president and became the 43rd president.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took over the presidency of the Philippines from Joseph Estrada.
January 23 - Tien An Menu self-immolation incident.
January 25 - The Serbian Parliament elects a new Serbian government headed by Zoran Djindjic.
January 31 - After a nine-month trial, a Scottish court sentences Libyan Abdel Basset al-Megrah, 49, to life in prison for planting a bomb on a Pan Am plane that crashed over the Scottish city of Lockerbie in December 1988, killing 270 people. His accomplice Amin Khalifa Fahim was acquitted.
February 6 - Ariel Sharon wins the Israeli election.
February 12 - The NEAR Schumacher spacecraft lands on the surface of asteroid 433 Eros and becomes the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
February 13 - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes El Salvador, killing at least 400 people.
February 16 - A bomb attack on the "Nišekspres" bus near Podujevo kills 10 Serbs and 2 others are injured later, in addition 43 people were injured (Attack on a bus near Podujevo).
February 18 - A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Robert Hansen, is arrested after spying for Soviet and Russian intelligence for 22 years.
February 24 - Radomir Markovic, former head of state security in Serbia, is arrested.
February 27 - The Assembly of the FRY repeals the 1947 Decree on the Deprivation of Citizenship and Property of the Karadjordjevic Family.
March 3 - The Croatian National Assembly in Mostar declares "transitional Croatian self-government" in BiH.
March 5 - Presidents of FR Yugoslavia and Republika Srpska, Vojislav Kostunica and Mirko Sarovic, sign an agreement in Banja Luka on the establishment of special parallel ties between the FRY and the RS.
March 7 - High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Wolfgang Petritsch