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July 4th, 2002.

July 4th, 2002, was a Thursday. It was day 185 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 4th, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 4th, 2002?

  • Actress Julia Roberts marries cameraman Daniel Moder.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2002.

  • United States: Hot In Herre - Nelly
  • United Kingdom: A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs JXL
Play the top hits from 2002.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Mr. Deeds" was at the top of the box office on July 4th, 2002.

Take me back to July 4th, 2002!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 4th, 2002 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Hot In Herre by Nelly is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, A Little Less Conversation by Elvis vs JXL is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Mr. Deeds is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, 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.

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. A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. 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.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is beginning to become more and more mainstream. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Oz" and "Charmed". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill 2", "Grand Theft Auto III", "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" and "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Pokemon" and "Bob the Builder". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, Bratz (dolls), Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and Beyblades (spinning top toys).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 4th, 2002.

  • John Cena makes his debut.

    John Cena makes his debut.

    At the end of June, 2002, John Cena made his official WWE debut in a match against Kurt Angle. Cena appeared after Angle issued a public challenge to any young superstar who wanted to make a name for themselves.

  • "No matter what I do... All I think about is you..."

    "No matter what I do... All I think about is you..."

    At the end of June, 2002, Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and rapper Nelly teamed up to release the hit single "Dilemma".

  • Lilo & Stitch is showing in movie theaters.

    Lilo & Stitch is showing in movie theaters.

    The animated film "Lilo & Stitch" was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Emo.

    Emo.

    In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo started to rise in popularity.

  • 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" are listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.

  • Anna Kournikova.

    Anna Kournikova.

    Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Chicago.

    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 entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid "naughties", MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • 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 of 2001.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • Nokia 3310.

    Nokia 3310.

    Throughout this period of time, the Nokia 3310 would have been one of the most popular cell phones on the market. The phone included a game called "Snake" and it allowed people to customize its cover.

  • VCRs are being phased out.

    VCRs are being phased out.

    During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 18 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 4th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 4th, 2002, will be 18 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2002 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1025737200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 4th, 2002.

  • 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 8th, 2002: It is reported that Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd have split up after less than a year of marriage.
  • June 10th, 2002: Pop group Las Ketchup release "The Ketchup Song".
  • 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.
  • June 21st, 2002: The movie Minority Report (2002) is released.
  • June 21st, 2002: Lilo & Stitch (2002) is released.
  • June 24th, 2002: Wrestler Bret Hart suffers a stroke following a cycling accident.
  • June 25th, 2002: The song "Dilemma" is released by rapper Nelly and Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland.
  • June 27th, 2002: Wrestler John Cena makes his official WWE debut.
  • June 28th, 2002: Battlefield 1942 is released.
  • June 30th, 2002: Brazil win the 2002 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Germany.
  • July 3rd, 2002: Men in Black II (2002) is released.
  • This date: July 4th, 2002
  • July 12th, 2002: Road to Perdition (2002) is released.
  • July 16th, 2002: Eminem releases his single "Cleanin' Out My Closet".
  • July 17th, 2002: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from husband Billy Bob Thornton.
  • July 21st, 2002: WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • July 22nd, 2002: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand joins Manchester United.
  • July 25th, 2002: Wrestling: Rey Mysterio makes his first WWE appearance.
  • July 26th, 2002: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) is released.
  • July 26th, 2002: Kate Lawler wins the 3rd season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • July 26th, 2002: Jennifer Lopez files for divorce from Chris Judd.
  • July 29th, 2002: American funk rock band N*E*R*D release their single "Rock Star".
  • August 2nd, 2002: Signs (2002) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 2002, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4th, 2002 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Wire - American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 4th, 2002.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2002.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2002.

  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • The PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Battlefield 1942 - First-person shooter.
  • 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.

2002 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 2002.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 4th, 2008 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of July.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July.

  • Independence Day (USA)

Weather on July 4th, 2002.

Historical weather information for July 4th, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 79.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 26.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 4th, 2002.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2002.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 2002.

  • A total of 6,919 days have passed since this date.
  • 988 weeks have passed.
  • 597,801,600 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 697,435,200 times.
  • Since July 4th, 2002, the earth has travelled approximately 308,465,625,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 99,633,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 51,410,938 steps. That's about 22,849 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,173,619 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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