May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002, was a Wednesday. It was 22 years and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 2002:

  • Football: Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

Born on May 15, 2002

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 2002:

  • United States: "Foolish" by Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Ronan Keating

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 2002

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

  • Foolish - Ashanti
  • What's Luv? - Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti
  • I Need A Girl (Part One) - P. Diddy Featuring Usher & Loon
  • U Don't Have To Call - Usher
  • Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
Play the top singles from 2002
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Spider-Man" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 8,046 days ago. Approximately 268 months have passed. It was the 135th day of 2002, in week 20. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on May 15, 2002, are now 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 May 15, 2002

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 2002, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 2002 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "Foolish" by Ashanti is at the top of the singles charts, while "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Ronan Keating is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Spider-Man is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Sex and the City", "That '70s Show", and "The Sopranos". 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 The British Bulldog, John Gotti, Jam Master Jay, and Lana Clarkson would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Red Faction", "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies", "Pro Evolution Soccer", and "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", "My Wife and Kids", and "The Proud Family".

Children are playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), Intelli Table, the Game Boy Advance, and Harry Potter Candy Maker Set.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 2002.

  • Spider-Man.


    Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, was showing in movie theaters at this time.
  • Emo.


    A rock music genre called "Emo" started to spread during the summer of 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" 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" 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 2002.

  • April 16, 2002: The song "Hot in Herre" is released by rap artist Nelly.
  • April 19, 2002: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) is released.
  • April 25, 2002:
    • Wrestling: Randy Orton makes his first televised appearance on the WWE.
    • TLC singer Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes is killed in a motor accident.
  • April 26, 2002: A gunman called Robert Steinhäuser murders 16 people at a secondary school in Erfurt.
  • April 28, 2002: Boy band group NSYNC perform their final show.
  • May 3, 2002: Spider-Man (2002), starring Tobey Maguire, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 4, 2002: The last wrestling show (Insurrextion) takes place under the WWF name.
  • May 5, 2002:
    • Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.
    • The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE).
  • May 6, 2002:
    • The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
    • Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • May 8, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • May 10, 2002:
    • Unfaithful (2002), starring Richard Gere, is released in cinemas.
    • FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences in prison for espionage.
  • May 13, 2002: Pop group Liberty X release their single "Just a Little".
  • May 14, 2002:
    • Eminem releases his single "Without Me".
    • Avril Lavigne releases her debut single "Complicated".
  • This date: May 15, 2002
  • May 16, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • May 17, 2002:
    • 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
    • Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • May 18, 2002: Former WWF wrestler The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) dies of a heart attack.
  • May 19, 2002:
    • The last episode of The X-Files is aired on television.
    • Former Australian Prime Minister John Gorton passes away at the age of 90.
  • May 21, 2002: Rapper Ludacris releases his song "Move B**ch".
  • May 22, 2002: Former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry is convicted of murdering four girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.
  • May 23, 2002: Legendary golfer Sam Snead dies at the age of 89.
  • May 24, 2002:
    • The film Enough (2002), starring Jennifer Lopez, is released in movie theaters.
    • The Sally Jessy Raphael Show comes to an end after 18 years.
  • May 28, 2002: Rapper Eminem releases his album The Eminem Show.
  • May 31, 2002:
    • The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
    • World Cup: Senegal causes a huge upset by defeating France 1-0.
  • June 2, 2002: The first episode of the crime drama "The Wire" is aired on HBO.
  • June 4, 2002:
    • 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Avril Lavigne releases her debut album "Let Go".
  • June 5, 2002: Irish politics: Enda Kenny becomes the new leader of Fine Gael.
  • June 6, 2002: The final episode of the original series of Celebrity Deathmatch is aired on MTV.
  • June 7, 2002: The first episode of the animated series "Kim Possible" is aired.
  • June 8, 2002:
    • Boxing: Lennox Lewis defeats Mike Tyson at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.
    • It is reported that Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd have split up after less than a year of marriage.
  • June 10, 2002:
    • Pop group Las Ketchup release "The Ketchup Song".
    • Mobster John Gotti dies of cancer.
  • June 11, 2002:
    • Beyoncé releases her song "Work It Out".
    • The first episode of the singing competition "American Idol" is aired on television.
  • June 12, 2002: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2002 NBA Finals after they defeat the New Jersey Nets 4-0.
  • June 14, 2002:
    • The Bourne Identity (2002) is released in movie theaters.
    • The movie Scooby-Doo (2002) is released.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 2002 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 15, 2002

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 2002:

TV shows from May 2002.

The Shield
The Shield
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2002

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Nick Cannon Show
The Nick Cannon Show
The Proud Family
The Proud Family

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins
Invader Zim
Invader Zim
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

Toys in 2002

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2002.

Kingdom Hearts 2002
Kingdom Hearts
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
FIFA 2002 2001
FIFA 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Were you born on May 15, 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 May 15, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He turned 27 on this day in 2002.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Born on May 15, 1981
She turned 21 on this day in 2002.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She turned 20 on this day in 2002.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He turned 15 on this day in 2002.



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 15, 2002.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 2002 was most likely conceived around August 22, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 2002 is close to February 5, 2003.

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Stats for May 15, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 2002:

  • 8,046 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,149 weeks have passed.
  • 695,174,400 seconds have passed since May 15, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 811,036,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 358,709,990,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,862,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 59,784,998 steps. That's roughly 26,571 miles.
  • 8,342,093 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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