The 18th of May, 2002, fell on a Saturday. Day 138 of 2002. Decade: 2000s.
17 years, 8 months and 8 days have passed since the 18th of May, 2002.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 18th of May, 2002:
Former WWF wrestler The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) dies of a heart attack.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of May, 2002:
United States: Foolish - Ashanti
United Kingdom: If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Spider-Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 18th of May, 2002.
Apple's original iPod music player was released during this period of time.
"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.
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.
In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo began to rise in popularity.
Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.
The 2002 Eurovision song contest is held in Tallinn, Estonia. Latvia win the contest with the song "I Wanna" by Marie N.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of May:
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of May, 2002.
6,462 days have passed since this date.
558,320,400 seconds have passed since the 18th of May, 2002.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 651,373,800 times.
Since the 18th of May, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 288,093,326,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 93,053,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,015,554 steps. That's about 21,340 miles!
Since this date, 6,699,845 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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