June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002, was a Tuesday. It was 22 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 2002?

  • The first episode of the singing competition "American Idol" is aired on television.
  • Beyoncé releases her song "Work It Out".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 11, 2002:

  • United States: "Foolish" by Ashanti
  • United Kingdom: "Light My Fire" by Will Young

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11, 2002

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

  • Foolish - Ashanti
  • I Need A Girl (Part One) - P. Diddy Featuring Usher & Loon
  • What's Luv? - Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti
  • Without Me - Eminem
  • Hot In Herre - Nelly
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.
Sum of All Fears

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Sum of All Fears" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 8,043 days ago. Approximately 268 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 2002, in week 24. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on June 11, 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 June 11, 2002

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is June 11, 2002, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 2002 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Foolish" by Ashanti is at the top of the singles charts, while "Light My Fire" by Will Young is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Sum of All Fears 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 "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "That '70s Show", "The King of Queens", and "The West Wing". 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. The 2002 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in South Korea and Japan.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is beginning to become more and more mainstream. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jam Master Jay, Lana Clarkson, Curt Hennig, and Fred Rogers would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Devil May Cry", "Return to Castle Wolfenstein", "Pro Evolution Soccer", and "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "7th Heaven", "The Powerpuff Girls", and "Clifford the Big Red Dog". Children are playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, Razor (scooter), My First LeapPad, and the Xbox.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 2002.

  • "See you gotta work it out..."

    "See you gotta work it out..."

    On June 11th, 2002, Destiny's Child singer Beyoncé released the song "Work It Out". The single was released as the lead soundtrack song for the upcoming movie "Austin Powers in Goldmember".
  • The Ketchup Song.

    The Ketchup Song

    On June 10th, 2002, Spanish girl group Las Ketchup released their hit single "The Ketchup Song". The song went on to top music charts in at least 20 European countries.
  • JLo and Chris Judd separate.

    JLo and Chris Judd separate

    In June of 2002, celebrity news magazines reported that Jennifer Lopez and choreographer Chris Judd had separated after less than a year of marriage.
  • Lewis defeats Tyson.

    Lewis defeats Tyson

    On June 8th, 2002, defending heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson with an 8th round knockout. The fight was highly-anticipated due to a press conference brawl between the two boxer's in January of 2002.
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup.

    2002 FIFA World Cup

    The 2002 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Japan and South Korea at this time. The competition was won by Brazil on June 30th after they defeated Germany 2-0 in the final.
  • The Eminem Show.

    The Eminem Show

    In late May 2002, rap star Eminem released his new album, The Eminem Show. The album contained tracks such as "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "'Till I Collapse", and "Without Me".
  • 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 June 11, 2002.

  • 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".
  • May 15, 2002: Football: Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 11, 2002
  • 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.
  • June 15, 2002: Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are married.
  • June 19, 2002: The wrestling promotion "NWA: Total Nonstop Action" is founded by Jeff Jarrett.
  • June 21, 2002:
    • The movie Minority Report (2002) is released.
    • Lilo & Stitch (2002) is released.
  • June 24, 2002: Wrestler Bret Hart suffers a stroke following a cycling accident.
  • June 25, 2002: The song "Dilemma" is released by rapper Nelly and Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland.
  • June 27, 2002: Wrestler John Cena makes his official WWE debut.
  • June 28, 2002: The FPS video game Battlefield 1942 is released.
  • June 29, 2002: Battle of Yeongpyeong: Clashes between North Korean and South Korean patrol boats lead to multiple casualties on both sides.
  • June 30, 2002: Brazil win the 2002 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Germany.
  • July 3, 2002: Men in Black II (2002) is released.
  • July 4, 2002: Actress Julia Roberts marries cameraman Daniel Moder.
  • July 8, 2002: English pop singer Gareth Gates releases the song "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)".
  • July 9, 2002: American actor Rod Steiger dies at the age of 77 following complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 2002 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 2002

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 11, 2002:

TV shows from June 2002.

The Wire
The Wire
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

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 June 2002

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

Kim Possible
Kim Possible
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

Toys in 2002

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 2002.

Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002
Medal of Honor: Frontline
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

Were you born on June 11, 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 June 11, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 11.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 59 on this day in 2002.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Born on June 11, 1959
He turned 43 on this day in 2002.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Born on June 11, 1969
He turned 33 on this day in 2002.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He turned 25 on this day in 2002.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Born on June 11, 1978
He turned 24 on this day in 2002.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Born on June 11, 1986
He turned 16 on this day in 2002.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on June 11, 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 June 11, 2002 was most likely conceived around September 18, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 2002 is close to March 4, 2003.

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Stats for June 11, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 2002:

  • 8,043 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,149 weeks have passed.
  • 694,915,200 seconds have passed since June 11, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 810,734,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 358,576,243,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,819,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 59,762,707 steps. That's roughly 26,561 miles.
  • 8,338,982 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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