May 21st, 2002

May 21st, 2002, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 141 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 11 months and 0 days have passed since May 21st, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 21st, 2002:

  • Rapper Ludacris releases his song "Move B**ch".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 2002:

  • United States: Foolish - Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: Just A Little - Liberty X

Movie Box Office

Which 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 21st, 2002 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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, Just A Little by Liberty X 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.

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 "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "The West Wing", "The Office (UK version)." and "Star Trek: Enterprise". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Devil May Cry", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" and "Halo: Combat Evolved".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Recess", "Dora the Explorer" and "Lizzie McGuire". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Groovy Girls", "Poo-Chi (robot dog)", "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 21st, 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.

  • 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:

  • 18 years, 11 months and 0 days have passed since May 21st, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 1021935600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 2002:

  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • This date: May 21st, 2002
  • 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.
  • 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: The 1998 FIFA World Cup begins in France.
  • June 10th, 2002: Mobster John Gotti dies of cancer.
  • June 11th, 2002: Beyoncé releases her song "Work It Out".
  • 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.
  • June 19th, 2002: The wrestling promotion "NWA: Total Nonstop Action" is founded by Jeff Jarrett.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 2002, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 2002 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

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.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 21st of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 21st, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 43.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.83 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.45cm.

US President

Who was the US President on May 21st, 2002?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 21st, 2002?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 2002 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 2002 is the 28th of February, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 2002.

  • 6,910 days have passed since this date.
  • 597,024,000 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 696,528,000 times.
  • Since May 21st, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 308,064,384,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 99,504,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 51,344,064 steps. That's about 22,820 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,164,288 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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