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February 12, 2002

February 12, 2002, was a Tuesday. It was the 43rd day of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

22 years and 17 days have passed since February 12, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 2002?

  • The trial of Slobodan Milosevic begins at The Hague.
  • Vanessa Carlton releases her single "A Thousand Miles".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 2002:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 2002

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • U Got It Bad - Usher
  • How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • Always On Time - Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti
  • My Sacrifice - Creed
  • In The End - Linkin Park
Play the top songs from 2002
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.
Collateral Damage

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Collateral Damage" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 8,053 days ago. Approximately 268 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 2002, in week 07. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 22 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 89 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 2002

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

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 Collateral Damage is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Ally McBeal", "Futurama", and "Smallville".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Red Faction", "Pokémon Crystal", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", and "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Pokemon", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", and "As Told by Ginger". Popular toys at the moment include Betty Spaghetty (doll), Finger skateboards, HitClips audio player, and Pixter drawing tablet.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 2002.

  • R. Kelly.

    R. Kelly

    In February 2002, a video surfaced that allegedly showed singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl and urinating on her.
  • 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

    "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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 12, 2002.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 2002.

  • 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.
  • 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".
  • This date: February 12, 2002
  • 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 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins.
  • March 5, 2002: The first episode of the reality TV show "The Osbournes" is aired on MTV.
  • March 10, 2002: Angelina Jolie adopts her first child Maddox Chivan.
  • March 12, 2002: Boy band NSYNC release their song "Girlfriend".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 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: February 12, 2002 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 2002

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 2002:

TV shows from February 2002.

24
24
Smallville
Smallville
Scrubs
Scrubs
Alias
Alias
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
Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Andromeda
Andromeda
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Roswell
Roswell
Angel
Angel
The West Wing
The West Wing
Futurama
Futurama
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Becker
Becker
Charmed
Charmed
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch

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 February 12, 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

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger
Static Shock
Static Shock
Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie Chan Adventures
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 in 2002:

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
The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2
Intelli Table
Intelli Table
Diva Starz
Diva Starz
HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player
Razor (scooter)
Razor (scooter)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Road Champs bikes
Road Champs bikes
Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
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 February 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
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Grand Theft Auto III 2001
Grand Theft Auto III
Silent Hill 2 2001
Silent Hill 2
Devil May Cry 2001
Devil May Cry
Pokémon Crystal 2001
Pokémon Crystal
Max Payne 2001
Max Payne
Final Fantasy X 2001
Final Fantasy X
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Twisted Metal: Black 2001
Twisted Metal: Black
Red Faction 2001
Red Faction
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
RuneScape 2001
RuneScape

Were you born on February 12, 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 February 12, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 22 on this day in 2002.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Rapper
Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 22 on this day in 2002.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Singer
Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 14 on this day in 2002.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on February 12, 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 February 12, 2002 was most likely conceived around May 22, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 2002 is close to November 5, 2002.

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Stats for February 12, 2002

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 2002:

  • 8,053 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,150 weeks have passed.
  • 695,779,200 seconds have passed since February 12, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 811,742,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 359,022,067,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,963,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 59,837,011 steps. That's roughly 26,594 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,349,350 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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