May 31st, 2002, fell on a Friday. It was day 151 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.
18 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since May 31st, 2002.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 31st, 2002:
The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 31st, 2002:
United States: Foolish - Ashanti
United Kingdom: Without Me - Eminem
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Attack of the Clones" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 31st, 2002 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the 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, Without Me by Eminem is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Attack of the Clones 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.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in South Korea and Japan. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Dawson's Creek", "The West Wing" and "The Office (UK version).". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Max Payne", "Grand Theft Auto III", "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" and "Halo: Combat Evolved".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Wild Thornberrys", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Grounded for Life" 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 "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game".
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 31st, 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.
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in Japan and South Korea. The competition is won by Brazil on the 30th of June after they defeat Germany 2-0.
Basic facts and information about this date:
18 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since May 31st, 2002.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 2002.
Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 31st, 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 1022799600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 31st, 2002:
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).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 31st, 2002, will have the star sign Gemini.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
Native American Zodiac: May 31st, 2002 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of May:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 31st, 2002.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 31st, 2002 was probably conceived around the 21st of August, 2001. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 31st, 2002 is the 10th of March, 2003. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 31st, 2002.
6,618 days have passed since this date.
571,795,200 seconds have passed since the May 31st, 2002.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 667,094,400 times.
Since May 31st, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 295,046,323,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,299,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,174,387 steps. That's about 21,855 miles!
Since this date, 6,861,542 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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