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May 6th, 2002.

May 6th, 2002, was a Monday. It was day 126 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years and 1 days have passed since May 6th, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 2002?

  • Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 2002.

  • United States: Foolish - Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: Kiss Kiss - Holly Valance

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Scorpion King" was at the top of the box office on May 6th, 2002.

Take me back to May 6th, 2002!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 2002 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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, Kiss Kiss by Holly Valance 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. 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. 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, Nickelback, Nelly, Eminem, Usher, Blu Cantrell, The Calling, Linkin Park and Jennifer Lopez. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Roswell" and "The Amanda Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy X", "Silent Hill 2", "Halo: Combat Evolved" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Roswell". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

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 May 6th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 19 years and 1 days have passed since May 6th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 1020639600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 2002.

  • 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.
  • April 26th, 2002: A gunman called Robert Steinhäuser murders 16 people at a secondary school in Erfurt.
  • 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).
  • This date: May 6th, 2002
  • 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 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".
  • 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.
  • June 4th, 2002: 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • June 5th, 2002: Irish politics: Enda Kenny becomes the new leader of Fine Gael.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 2002 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Fear Factor - American stunt/dare game show.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 6th, 2002.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2002.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Silent Hill 2 - Survival horror video game published by Konami.
  • 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.

2002 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) (Deceased)
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) turned 49 on this day in 2002.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) turned 41 on this day in 2002.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) turned 19 on this day in 2002.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 6th of May.

  • May Day Bank Holiday (UK)
  • May Day (Ireland)

Weather on May 6th, 2002.

Historical weather information for May 6th, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 63.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 6th, 2002.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 2002.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 2002.

  • A total of 6,941 days have passed since this date.
  • 991 weeks have passed.
  • 599,702,400 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 699,652,800 times.
  • Since May 6th, 2002, the earth has travelled approximately 309,446,438,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 99,950,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 51,574,406 steps. That's about 22,922 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,196,429 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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