May 5th, 2002

May 5th, 2002, fell on a Sunday. It was day 125 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since May 5th, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 5th, 2002:

  • The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE).
  • Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 2002:

  • United States: Foolish - Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: Freak Like Me - Sugababes

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Scorpion King" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 5th, 2002 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 2002 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Foolish by Ashanti is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Freak Like Me by Sugababes 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.

The Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular phones on the market at the moment. 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, Nelly, Eminem, Usher and Jennifer Lopez.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Frasier", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "The Office (UK version)." and "Star Trek: Enterprise". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy X", "Max Payne", "Devil May Cry" and "Grand Theft Auto III". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rocket Power", "Roswell", "Lizzie McGuire" and "The Fairly OddParents".

Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)" and "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game".


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 May 5th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emo

    In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo began to rise in popularity.

  • Spider-Man.

    Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 18 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since May 5th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 5th, 2002, will be 18 years of age.
  • People born in 2002 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1020553200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 2002:

  • April 12th, 2002: 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: TLC singer Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes is killed in a motor accident.
  • April 26th, 2002: A gunman called Robert Steinhäuser murders 16 people at a secondary school in Erfurt.
  • May 3rd, 2002: Spider-Man (2002), starring Tobey Maguire, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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 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 28th, 2002: Rapper Eminem releases his album The Eminem Show.
  • May 31st, 2002: The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 2002, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 2002 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Shield - Police drama.
  • 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.
  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

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" - "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:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather

Weather information for May 5th, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2539.75cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 5th, 2002.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 5th, 2002 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 5th, 2002 is the 12th of February, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 2002.

  • 6,637 days have passed since this date.
  • 573,436,800 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 669,009,600 times.
  • Since May 5th, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 295,893,388,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,572,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,315,565 steps. That's about 21,918 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,881,242 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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