The 1st of January, 2002, fell on a Tuesday. Day 1 of 2002. Decade: 2000s.
18 years, 0 months and 25 days have passed since the 1st of January, 2002.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of January, 2002:
The Euro currency is introduced in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 2002:
United States: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
United Kingdom: Something Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" 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 1st of January, 2002.
Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.
"Chicago" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
Norah Jones - "Don't Know Why"
"Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones would go on to win a Grammy for 2002's Record of the Year.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Dark Angel - Starring Jessica Alba.
Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 2002.
6,599 days have passed since this date.
570,153,600 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 2002.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 665,179,200 times.
Since the 1st of January, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 294,199,257,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,025,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,033,210 steps. That's about 21,793 miles!
Since this date, 6,841,843 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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