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April 26th, 2002.

April 26th, 2002, was a Friday. It was day 116 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since April 26th, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on April 26th, 2002?

  • A gunman called Robert Steinhäuser murders 16 people at a secondary school in Erfurt.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 26th, 2002.

  • United States: Foolish - Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: The Hindu Times - Oasis

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 26th, 2002.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Foolish - Ashanti
  • What's Luv? - Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti
  • Ain't It Funny - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
  • U Don't Have To Call - Usher
  • Girlfriend - 'N Sync Featuring Nelly
Play the top hits from 2002.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.
Scorpion King

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Scorpion King" was at the top of the box office on April 26th, 2002.

Take me back to April 26th, 2002!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 26th, 2002 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2002 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Foolish by Ashanti is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Hindu Times by Oasis is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Scorpion King 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. 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.

Pop singer Avril Lavigne has just released her new song "Complicated". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as The British Bulldog, John Gotti, Jam Master Jay and Lana Clarkson would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "7th Heaven", "The King of Queens" and "24".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies", "SSX Tricky" and "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Roswell", "Static Shock", "Grounded for Life" and "My Wife and Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Finger skateboards, Bratz dolls and the Game Boy Advance.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 26th, 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 "noughties", 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 noughties, 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 noughties, 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 noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 19 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since April 26th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 26th, 2002, will be 19 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2002 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1019775600.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 26th, 2002.

  • March 29th, 2002: The movie Panic Room (2002) is released.
  • March 30th, 2002: Queen Elizabeth "The Queen Mother" passes away.
  • April 2nd, 2002: Ireland: Bishop Brendan Comiskey resigns amid criticism of his handling of sexual abuse cases in Ferns.
  • April 4th, 2002: Actress Elizabeth Hurley gives birth to her son, Damian Charles Hurley.
  • April 9th, 2002: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, "The Queen Mother" is held.
  • April 12th, 2002: The British romantic comedy film "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002) is released.
  • April 16th, 2002: The song "Hot in Herre" is released by rap artist Nelly.
  • April 19th, 2002: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) is released.
  • April 25th, 2002: Wrestling: Randy Orton makes his first televised appearance on the WWE.
  • April 25th, 2002: TLC singer Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes is killed in a motor accident.
  • This date: April 26th, 2002
  • April 28th, 2002: Boy band group NSYNC perform their final show.
  • May 3rd, 2002: Spider-Man (2002), starring Tobey Maguire, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 4th, 2002: The last wrestling show (Insurrextion) takes place under the WWF name.
  • May 5th, 2002: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.
  • May 5th, 2002: The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE).
  • May 6th, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • May 6th, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • May 8th, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • May 10th, 2002: Unfaithful (2002), starring Richard Gere, is released in cinemas.
  • May 10th, 2002: FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences in prison for espionage.
  • May 13th, 2002: Pop group Liberty X release their single "Just a Little".
  • May 14th, 2002: Eminem releases his single "Without Me".
  • May 14th, 2002: Avril Lavigne releases her debut single "Complicated".
  • May 15th, 2002: Football: Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.
  • May 16th, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • May 17th, 2002: 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
  • May 17th, 2002: Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • May 18th, 2002: Former WWF wrestler The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) dies of a heart attack.
  • May 19th, 2002: The last episode of The X-Files is aired on television.
  • May 19th, 2002: Former Australian Prime Minister John Gorton passes away at the age of 90.
  • May 21st, 2002: Rapper Ludacris releases his song "Move B**ch".

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26th, 2002, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26th, 2002 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 2002.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

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.

Dark Angel
Dark Angel
Starring Jessica Alba.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

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.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

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 April 26th, 2002.

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

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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

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 on this date.

Kingdom Hearts 2002
Kingdom Hearts
RPG published by Square Enix.

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.

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 26th, 2008 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 26th.

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet. Deceased
Born on April 26th, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Jet Li

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1963
He turned 39 on this day in 2002.

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian.
Born on April 26th, 1965
He turned 37 on this day in 2002.

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 32 on this day in 2002.

T-Boz

Singer.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 32 on this day in 2002.

Joey Jordison

American musician. Deceased
Born on April 26th, 1975
He turned 27 on this day in 2002.

Channing Tatum

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1980
He turned 22 on this day in 2002.

Weather details

Weather on April 26th, 2002.

Historical weather information for April 26th, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.38cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 26th, 2002.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 26th, 2002.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 26th, 2002 was most likely conceived around August 3rd, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26th, 2002 is close to January 17th, 2003.

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Stats for April 26th, 2002

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 2002.

  • A total of 7,209 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,029 weeks have passed.
  • 622,861,200 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 726,671,400 times.
  • Since April 26th, 2002, the earth has travelled approximately 321,396,379,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,810,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,566,063 steps. That's about 23,807 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,474,334 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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