January 4th, 2002

January 4th, 2002, fell on a Friday. It was day 4 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since January 4th, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 4th, 2002:

  • NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 2002:

  • United States: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • United Kingdom: Something Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman

Movie Box Office

Which 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 4th, 2002 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song How You Remind Me by Nickelback is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Something Stupid by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. The Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular cell phones on the market at the moment. Stores across the world are currently selling a wide range of custom covers for the phone.

In Europe, a new currency called the euro (€) has recently been introduced. A popular software program called LimeWire is being used by many people to share MP3 files (and viruses). It's 2002, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Ashanti, Nickelback, Nelly, Eminem, Usher, Blu Cantrell, The Calling, Linkin Park and Jennifer Lopez.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "7th Heaven", "Stargate SG-1", "The West Wing" and "Grounded for Life". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill 2", "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty", "Halo: Combat Evolved" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Recess", "Dawson's Creek" and "Lizzie McGuire".

Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)" and "Nintendo GameCube".


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 January 4th, 2002.

  • The iPod

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

  • Chicago

    "Chicago" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002.

  • Who were the best football players in 2002?

    In 2002, the best soccer players were Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Oliver Kahn, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Ballack, Thierry Henry, Raúl, Rivaldo, Yıldıray Baştürk and Alessandro Del Piero.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2002?

    In 2002, the best NBA players were Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Chris Webber, Dirk Nowitzki, Gary Payton, Allen Iverson, Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Paul Pierce and Steve Nash.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 19 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since January 4th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 2002, will be 19 years of age.
  • People born in 2002 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1010102400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 2002:

  • December 6th, 2001: New Zealand yachtsman Peter Blake is shot and killed by pirates.
  • December 7th, 2001: Ocean's Eleven (2001) is released.
  • December 8th, 2001: The bodies of 8 refugees are found in a container in the ferry port of Rosslare, Wexford, Ireland.
  • December 10th, 2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is released.
  • December 12th, 2001: Actress Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California.
  • December 14th, 2001: Not Another Teen Movie (2001) is released.
  • December 14th, 2001: Vanilla Sky (2001) is released.
  • December 18th, 2001: Usher releases his single "U Got It Bad".
  • December 18th, 2001: English striker Michael Owen is awarded the 2001 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 18th, 2001: Rapper Nas releases his album "Stillmatic".
  • December 21st, 2001: A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 1st, 2002: The Euro currency is introduced in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
  • January 1st, 2002: The last cull of the 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak takes place.
  • This date: January 4th, 2002
  • January 5th, 2002: Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona are married.
  • January 7th, 2002: Drummer Jon Lee commits suicide at his home in Miami, Florida.
  • January 7th, 2002: Jennifer Lopez releases her single "Ain't It Funny", featuring Ja Rule.
  • January 9th, 2002: New Mexico crime: Diazien Hossencofft pleads guilty to the murder of his wife Girly Chew Hossencofft.
  • January 11th, 2002: The Guantanamo Bay detention camp takes in its first detainees.
  • January 13th, 2002: NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer is fired by the Washington Redskins after one season in charge.
  • January 14th, 2002: The United Kingdom declares that it is now free of foot-and-mouth disease.
  • January 18th, 2002: Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) is released in movie theaters.
  • January 18th, 2002: The Sierra Leone Civil War comes to an end.
  • January 22nd, 2002: The game "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" is released.
  • January 22nd, 2002: Boxing: A brawl breaks out between the entourages of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
  • January 23rd, 2002: José Mourinho becomes the new manager of Porto.
  • January 25th, 2002: A Walk to Remember (2002) is released in cinemas.
  • January 25th, 2002: Enron executive John Clifford Baxter commits suicide in his car in Sugar Land, Texas.
  • January 29th, 2002: The single "Foolish" is released by R&B singer Ashanti.
  • January 29th, 2002: George W. Bush gives his "Axil of Evil" speech about Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
  • February 1st, 2002: Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • February 3rd, 2002: Super Bowl XXXVI: The New England Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams by 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 2002, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 2002 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Fear Factor - American stunt/dare game show.
  • 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.
  • Jackass - MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.

2002 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2002.

  • The Fairly OddParents
  • My Wife and Kids
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Grounded for Life
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Roswell
  • Rocket Power
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Bob the Builder
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • CatDog
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Recess
  • Pokemon
  • Daria
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • 7th Heaven
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • Rugrats
  • The Simpsons

2002 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2002:

  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Video Games

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.
  • Silent Hill 2 - Survival horror video game published by Konami.
  • 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.
  • Final Fantasy X - The tenth game in the series.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 4th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 4th, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 28.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.11 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2539.75cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 4th, 2002?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 2002?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 2002 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 2002 is the 14th of October, 2002. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 2002.

  • 7,048 days have passed since this date.
  • 608,943,600 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 710,434,200 times.
  • Since January 4th, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 314,214,897,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 101,490,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,369,150 steps. That's about 23,275 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,307,323 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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