January 31, 2002

January 31, 2002, was a Thursday. It was 22 years, 4 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.


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Song charts

Popular songs

On January 31, 2002, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "U Got It Bad" by Usher
  • United Kingdom: "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

The music charts on January 31, 2002

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • U Got It Bad - Usher
  • How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • Always On Time - Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti
  • Get The Party Started - P!nk
  • My Sacrifice - Creed
Play the top singles from 2002
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".


This date occurred 8,180 days ago. Approximately 273 months have passed. It was the 31st day of 2002, in week 05. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on January 31, 2002, are now 22 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 91 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 31, 2002

Let's go back to the 2000s.

The date is January 31, 2002, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song "U Got It Bad" by Usher is at the top of the singles charts, while "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Jnr. is 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. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "JAG", "7th Heaven", and "Everybody Loves Raymond".

Meanwhile, the Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular cellphones on the market at the moment. Stores across the world are currently selling a wide range of custom covers for the phone. In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores. In Europe, a new currency called the euro (€) has recently been introduced.

People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Layne Staley, Left Eye, Big Dick Dudley, and The British Bulldog would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Crazy Taxi", "SSX Tricky", "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty", and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "The Wild Thornberrys", "Bob the Builder", and "The Nick Cannon Show". Children are playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Groovy Girls, Razor (scooter), and Barbie as Rapunzel.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 31, 2002.

  • Norah Jones - "Don't Know Why"

    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.
  • 2002 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2002.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2002

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2002 were Britney Spears, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Madonna, U2, NSYNC, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Tom Hanks.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2002.

    Time Person of the Year 2002

    "The Whistleblowers" were listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.
  • Anna Kournikova.

    Anna Kournikova

    Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • 2002 in movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Chicago.


    "Chicago" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores

    MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.
  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
  • The iPod.

    The iPod

    Apple's iPod music player was released on October 23rd, 2001.
  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 2001.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310

    The Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular cellphones on the market. The phone included a fun game called Snake. You could also buy custom covers for it.
  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out

    Although many people were still using VCRs to play movies, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off

    Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 31, 2002.

  • January 1, 2002:
    • The Euro currency is introduced in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
    • The last cull of the 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak takes place.
  • January 4, 2002: NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce.
  • January 5, 2002: Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona are married.
  • January 7, 2002:
    • Drummer Jon Lee commits suicide at his home in Miami, Florida.
    • Jennifer Lopez releases her single "Ain't It Funny", featuring Ja Rule.
  • January 9, 2002: New Mexico crime: Diazien Hossencofft pleads guilty to the murder of his wife Girly Chew Hossencofft.
  • January 11, 2002: The Guantanamo Bay detention camp takes in its first detainees.
  • January 13, 2002: NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer is fired by the Washington Redskins after one season in charge.
  • January 14, 2002: The United Kingdom declares that it is now free of foot-and-mouth disease.
  • January 18, 2002:
    • Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) is released in movie theaters.
    • The Sierra Leone Civil War comes to an end.
  • January 22, 2002:
    • The game "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" is released.
    • Boxing: A brawl breaks out between the entourages of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
  • January 23, 2002: José Mourinho becomes the new manager of Porto.
  • January 25, 2002:
    • A Walk to Remember (2002) is released in cinemas.
    • Enron executive John Clifford Baxter commits suicide in his car in Sugar Land, Texas.
  • January 29, 2002:
    • The single "Foolish" is released by R&B singer Ashanti.
    • George W. Bush gives his "Axis of Evil" speech about Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
  • This date: January 31, 2002
  • February 1, 2002: Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • February 3, 2002: Super Bowl XXXVI: The New England Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams by 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • February 5, 2002: Rapper Fat Joe releases his single "What's Luv?", featuring Ashanti.
  • February 8, 2002: The film Monster's Ball (2002), starring Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, is released in movie theaters.
  • February 9, 2002: Princess Margaret dies at the age of 71.
  • February 11, 2002: Ashanti releases the single "Foolish".
  • February 12, 2002:
    • The trial of Slobodan Milosevic begins at The Hague.
    • Vanessa Carlton releases her single "A Thousand Miles".
  • February 15, 2002: New Zealand actor Kevin Smith passes away after suffering severe head injuries from a fall on set.
  • February 17, 2002: The final episode of the sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show" is aired on television.
  • February 21, 2002: Pop star Jessica Simpson announces that she is engaged to Nick Lachey.
  • February 22, 2002: Canadian serial killer Robert William Pickton is arrested and charged with murder.
  • February 25, 2002: Pop Idol winner Will Young releases his song "Anything Is Possible".
  • February 27, 2002: 59 Hindu pilgrims are killed after a fire breaks out on a train near Godhra railway station in Gujarat, India.
  • March 1, 2002:
    • We Were Soldiers (2002), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
    • 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) is released.
    • The US invasion of Afghanistan begins.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 31, 2002, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 31, 2002 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in January 2002

In January 2002, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 2002.

Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Home Movies
Home Movies
The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Boston Public
Boston Public
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls

Cars in 2002

2002 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Fiesta (fifth generation), the Chevrolet Aveo, the Mazda 6, the Honda Accord (seventh generation), the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W211), and the Cadillac CTS.

Cars in 2002.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 2002

If you were a kid on January 31, 2002, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Nick Cannon Show
The Nick Cannon Show
The Proud Family
The Proud Family
The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

Invader Zim
Invader Zim
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger
Static Shock
Static Shock
Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie Chan Adventures

Toys in 2002

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Chicken Dance Elmo
Chicken Dance Elmo
Barbie as Rapunzel
Barbie as Rapunzel
The Nintendo GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube
The Xbox
The Xbox
What's Her Face (doll)
What's Her Face (doll)
Pixter drawing tablet
Pixter drawing tablet
My First LeapPad
My First LeapPad
Barbie and the Nutcracker doll
Barbie and the Nutcracker doll
e-Kara Karaoke Microphone
e-Kara Karaoke Microphone
Harry Potter Candy Maker Set
Harry Potter Candy Maker Set
The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance
Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2002.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 2001
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Pro Evolution Soccer 2001
Pro Evolution Soccer
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It 2001
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
Halo: Combat Evolved 2001
Halo: Combat Evolved
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
SSX Tricky 2001
SSX Tricky
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies 2001
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
FIFA 2002 2001
FIFA 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Grand Theft Auto III 2001
Grand Theft Auto III

Were you born on January 31, 2002?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2002.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 31, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 31.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Baseball player Deceased
Born on January 31, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Giant Gonzalez

Giant Gonzalez

Wrestler Deceased
Born on January 31, 1966
He turned 36 on this day in 2002.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Born on January 31, 1981
He turned 21 on this day in 2002.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins

English media personality
Born on January 31, 1981
She turned 21 on this day in 2002.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 31, 2002.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 31, 2002 was most likely conceived around May 10, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31, 2002 is close to October 24, 2002.

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Stats for January 31, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about January 31, 2002:

  • 8,180 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,168 weeks have passed.
  • 706,748,400 seconds have passed since January 31, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 824,539,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 364,682,174,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,791,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 60,780,362 steps. That's roughly 27,013 miles.
  • 8,480,981 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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