8th of May, 2002

The 8th of May, 2002, fell on a Wednesday. Day 128 of 2002. Decade: 2000s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of May, 2002:

  • Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 2002:

  • United States: Foolish - Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: Kiss Kiss - Holly Valance

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Scorpion King" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of May, 2002.

  • The iPod

    Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.

  • 2002 in movies.

    Movies released in 2002 included The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Spider-Man, Men in Black II, Signs, Die Another Day, Ice Age, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, 8 Mile, Gangs of New York and The Ring.

  • Anna Kournikova

    Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.

  • Time Person of the Year 2002

    "The Whistleblowers" are listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.

  • 2002 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2002 included The Calling, Jennifer Lopez, Linkin Park, Puddle of Mudd, Ashanti, Usher, Vanessa Carlton, Eminem, Ja Rule, Jimmy Eat World, Nelly, Avril Lavigne and Missy Elliott.

  • Emo

    In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo began to rise in popularity.

  • Spider-Man.

    Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 17 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since the 8th of May, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2002, will be 17 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1020812400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 2002:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2002, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 2002 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.72 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 2002.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 2002 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 2002 is the 15th of February, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Shield - Police drama.
  • 24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
  • Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
  • Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
  • Alias - Spy action drama.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
  • The Office (UK version). - Starring Ricky Gervais.
  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - First-person shooter game that is set in World War 2.
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein - First-person shooter game.
  • WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It - Wrestling game that was released by THQ.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved - FPS game that was released for the Xbox.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Stealth game.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 - The third game in the series.
  • Grand Theft Auto III - The third game in the series. Starring Claude in Liberty City.
  • Devil May Cry - Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.
  • Max Payne - Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 2002.

  • 6,425 days have passed since this date.
  • 555,123,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 647,644,200 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 286,443,777,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 92,520,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 47,740,630 steps. That's about 21,218 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,661,483 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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