August 6, 2002

August 6, 2002, was a Tuesday. It was 21 years, 10 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on August 6, 2002?

  • Cam'ron releases the song "Hey Ma".

Born on August 6, 2002

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 6, 2002:

  • United States: "Hot In Herre" by Nelly
  • United Kingdom: "Colourblind" by Darius

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 6, 2002

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

  • Hot In Herre - Nelly
  • Complicated - Avril Lavigne
  • Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • I Need A Girl (Part Two) - P. Diddy & Ginuwine Featuring Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri
  • Hero - Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott
Play the top songs 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 "Signs" was at the top of the box office on August 6, 2002.


This date was 7,993 days ago. Approximately 266 months have passed. It was the 218th day of 2002, in week 32. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 89 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 6, 2002

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, August 6, 2002. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 "Hot In Herre" by Nelly is at the top of the singles charts, while "Colourblind" by Darius is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Signs is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Friends", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", and "Fear Factor". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto III", "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It", "Pro Evolution Soccer", and "Kingdom Hearts". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "7th Heaven", "Caillou", "The Brothers García", and "Invader Zim".

Popular toys at the moment include Finger skateboards, Razor (scooter), Pixter drawing tablet, and Barbie as Rapunzel.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 6, 2002.

  • Bennifer.


    In July of 2002, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck began dating. It wasn't long until the tabloids started to refer to the new couple as "Bennifer". The previous month, Lopez and her husband Chris Judd had split up after less than a year of marriage.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 6, 2002.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 6, 2002.

  • 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.
  • July 12, 2002: Road to Perdition (2002) is released.
  • July 16, 2002: Eminem releases his single "Cleanin' Out My Closet".
  • July 17, 2002: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from husband Billy Bob Thornton.
  • July 20, 2002: The animated series "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius" debuts on Nickelodeon.
  • July 21, 2002: WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • July 22, 2002: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand joins Manchester United.
  • July 25, 2002: Wrestling: Rey Mysterio makes his first WWE appearance.
  • July 26, 2002:
    • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) is released.
    • Kate Lawler wins the 3rd season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
    • Jennifer Lopez files for divorce from Chris Judd.
  • July 27, 2002: 77 people are killed after a fighter jet crashes during an air show in Lviv, Ukraine.
  • July 28, 2002: 9 coal miners are freed from a flooded mine in Pennsylvania.
  • July 29, 2002: American funk rock band N*E*R*D release their single "Rock Star".
  • August 2, 2002: Signs (2002) is released.
  • August 4, 2002: Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing in Soham, England.
  • This date: August 6, 2002
  • August 10, 2002: Actor Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley are married in Hawaii.
  • August 12, 2002: British girl group Sugababes release their single "Round Round".
  • August 17, 2002:
    • Soham murders: Ian Huntley is arrested on suspicion of abduction and murder.
    • Soham murders: The bodies of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells are discovered.
  • August 20, 2002: Soham murders: Ian Huntley is formally charged with two counts of murder.
  • August 28, 2002: The game "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven" is released.
  • August 29, 2002: "Without Me" by Eminem wins Video of the Year at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 1, 2002: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are married.
  • September 4, 2002:
    • Kelly Clarkson wins Season 1 of American Idol.
    • Baseball: The Oakland Athletics win their 20th game in a row.
  • September 5, 2002: The final episode of "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 6, 2002, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 6, 2002 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2002

The following TV shows were popular in August 2002:

TV shows from August 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

Kids TV shows on August 6, 2002

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2002:

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron
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

Popular toys and games in 2002

Toys and games that were popular in 2002:

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 August 2002.

Battlefield 1942 2002
Battlefield 1942
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

Were you born on August 6, 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 August 6, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 6.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

American artist Deceased
Born on August 6, 1928
He was not alive on this date.

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Spice Girls
Born on August 6, 1972
She turned 30 on this day in 2002.

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie

Dutch soccer player
Born on August 6, 1983
He turned 19 on this day in 2002.

JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey

American child beauty queen Deceased
Born on August 6, 1990
She was not alive on this date.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 6, 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 August 6, 2002 was most likely conceived around November 13, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 6, 2002 is close to April 29, 2003.

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Stats for August 6, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about August 6, 2002:

  • 7,993 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,141 weeks have passed.
  • 690,595,200 seconds have passed since August 6, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 805,694,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 356,347,123,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,099,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 59,391,187 steps. That's roughly 26,396 miles.
  • 8,287,142 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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