The 12th of October, 2002, fell on a Saturday. Day 285 of 2002. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 12th of October, 2002:
202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 2002:
United States: A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
United Kingdom: The Long And Winding Road - Will & Gareth
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Red Dragon" 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 12th of October, 2002.
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.
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.
In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo began to rise in popularity.
D.C. sniper attacks.
Between the 2nd of October, 2002, and the 24th of October, 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people in the D.C. sniper attacks.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:
12th of October, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off.
8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
The Wire - American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.
Battlefield 1942 - First-person shooter.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 2002.
6,186 days have passed since this date.
534,470,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 2002.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 623,548,800 times.
Since the 12th of October, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 275,786,726,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 89,078,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,964,454 steps. That's about 20,429 miles!
Since this date, 6,413,645 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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