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January 31st, 2002.

January 31st, 2002, was a Thursday. It was day 31 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

21 years and 6 days have passed since January 31st, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on January 31st, 2002.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

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

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

The record charts on January 31st, 2002.

The following singles 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 the year 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 "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".

Take me back to January 31st, 2002!

Let's go back in time!

The date is January 31st, 2002, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song U Got It Bad by Usher is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Hero by Enrique Iglesias 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.

Meanwhile, 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 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.

A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. 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, The British Bulldog and John Gotti would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Sopranos", "Andromeda" and "The Office (UK version).". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crazy Taxi", "Final Fantasy X", "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies" and "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Johnny Bravo", "The Amanda Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Finger skateboards, Razor (scooter), the PlayStation 2 and the Game Boy Advance.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 31st, 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" are listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.

  • Anna Kournikova.

    Anna Kournikova.

    Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Chicago.

    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 entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid 2000s, MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • 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 of 2001.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310.

    Throughout this period of time, the Nokia 3310 would have been one of the most popular cell phones on the market. The phone included a game called "Snake" and it allowed people to customize its cover.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early 2000s, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular 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.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 21 years and 6 days have passed since January 31st, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 31st, 2002 will be 21 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2002 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1012435200.
Events

Around this time.

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

  • 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.
  • January 4th, 2002: NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce.
  • 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 "Axis of Evil" speech about Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
  • This date: January 31st, 2002
  • 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.
  • February 5th, 2002: Rapper Fat Joe releases his single "What's Luv?", featuring Ashanti.
  • February 8th, 2002: The film Monster's Ball (2002), starring Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, is released in movie theaters.
  • February 12th, 2002: The trial of Slobodan Milosevic begins at The Hague.
  • February 12th, 2002: Vanessa Carlton releases her single "A Thousand Miles".
  • February 15th, 2002: New Zealand actor Kevin Smith passes away after suffering severe head injuries from a fall on set.
  • February 21st, 2002: Pop star Jessica Simpson announces that she is engaged to Nick Lachey.
  • February 22nd, 2002: Canadian serial killer Robert William Pickton is arrested and charged with murder.
  • February 25th, 2002: Pop Idol winner Will Young releases his song "Anything Is Possible".
  • February 27th, 2002: 59 Hindu pilgrims are killed after a fire breaks out on a train near Godhra railway station in Gujarat, India.
  • March 1st, 2002: We Were Soldiers (2002), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
  • March 1st, 2002: 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) is released.
  • March 1st, 2002: The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 31st, 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 31st, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 31st, 2002.

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Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 2002.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 2002.

TV shows from January, 2002.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Alias
Alias
Spy action drama.

Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Home Movies
Home Movies
Adult animated sitcom.

The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
American stunt/dare game show.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.

Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Jackass
Jackass
MTV show that involved stunts and pranks.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

Roswell
Roswell
TV show about the town of Roswell.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

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

Kids' TV shows on January 31st, 2002.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2002.

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

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

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show

Roswell
Roswell

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Recess
Recess

Pokemon
Pokemon

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Little Bear
Little Bear

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2002.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2002.

The Nintendo GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube

The Xbox
The Xbox

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)

Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2002.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
First-person shooter game that is set in World War 2.

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 2001
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Open world platform video game.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2001
Pro Evolution Soccer
The first installment in the series.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
First-person shooter game.

WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It 2001
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
Wrestling game that was released by THQ.

Halo: Combat Evolved 2001
Halo: Combat Evolved
FPS game that was released for the Xbox.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Stealth game.

SSX Tricky 2001
SSX Tricky
Snowboarding game.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies 2001
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Combat flight simulation.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
The third game in the series.

Grand Theft Auto III 2001
Grand Theft Auto III
The third game in the series. Starring Claude in Liberty City.

Silent Hill 2 2001
Silent Hill 2
Survival horror video game published by Konami.

Devil May Cry 2001
Devil May Cry
Hack and Slash game that was released for the PlayStation 2.

Pokémon Crystal 2001
Pokémon Crystal
Released for the Game Boy Color.

Max Payne 2001
Max Payne
Third person shooter game that allowed the player to slow down time.

Final Fantasy X 2001
Final Fantasy X
The tenth game in the series.

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Racing game that was released on the PlayStation 2.

Twisted Metal: Black 2001
Twisted Metal: Black
Vehicle combat game.

Red Faction 2001
Red Faction
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Color.

RuneScape 2001
RuneScape
MMORPG published by Jagex.

2002 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 2002.

Were you born on this date?

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 31st, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Jackie Robinson

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

Justin Timberlake

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

Gemma Collins

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

Weather details

Weather on January 31st, 2002.

Historical weather information for January 31st, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.86cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Stats for January 31st, 2002

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 2002.

  • A total of 7,676 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,096 weeks have passed.
  • 663,206,400 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 773,740,800 times.
  • Since January 31st, 2002, the Earth has travelled approximately 342,214,502,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,534,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,035,750 steps. That's about 25,349 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,958,477 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 2002?

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