May 18th, 2002

May 18th, 2002, fell on a Saturday. It was day 138 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since May 18th, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 18th, 2002:

  • Former WWF wrestler The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) dies of a heart attack.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 18th, 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 18th, 2002 and it's a Saturday. 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, If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Spider-Man 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 "Oz", "Stargate SG-1", "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "The Shield". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Max Payne", "Grand Theft Auto III", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3" and "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Pokemon" and "The Fairly OddParents".

Popular toys include the likes of "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "Razor (scooter)", "PlayStation 2" and "Bratz (dolls)".


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 18th, 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.

  • Eurovision 2002

    The 2002 Eurovision song contest is held in Tallinn, Estonia. Latvia win the contest with the song "I Wanna" by Marie N.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 18 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since May 18th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 18th, 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 1021676400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 18th, 2002:

  • 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 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 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 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.
  • June 5th, 2002: Irish politics: Enda Kenny becomes the new leader of Fine Gael.
  • June 8th, 2002: Boxing: Lennox Lewis defeats Mike Tyson at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • June 10th, 2002: Pop group Las Ketchup release "The Ketchup Song".
  • June 10th, 2002: Mobster John Gotti dies of cancer.
  • June 12th, 2002: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2002 NBA Finals after they defeat the New Jersey Nets 4-0.
  • June 14th, 2002: The Bourne Identity (2002) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 14th, 2002: The movie Scooby-Doo (2002) is released.
  • June 15th, 2002: Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are married.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 18th, 2002, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 18th, 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" - "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 18th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 18th, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 42.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.83cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 18th, 2002.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 18th, 2002 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 18th, 2002 is the 25th 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 18th, 2002.

  • 6,701 days have passed since this date.
  • 578,966,400 seconds have passed since the May 18th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 675,460,800 times.
  • Since May 18th, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 298,746,662,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 96,494,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,791,110 steps. That's about 22,129 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,947,597 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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