August 20th, 2002, was a Tuesday. It was day 232 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.
19 years, 10 months and 13 days have passed since August 20th, 2002.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Notable events that occurred on August 20th, 2002.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 20th, 2002.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "XXX".
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 20th, 2002.
In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo started to rise in popularity.
"Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones would go on to win a Grammy for 2002's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
"The Whistleblowers" are listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.
Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002.
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.
In the early-to-mid 2000s, 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 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.
Apple's iPod music player was released on October 23rd, 2001.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
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.
During this period, people were still using VCRs to play movies. However, more and more households were beginning to replace them with DVD players.
In the first half of the 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.
During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.
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.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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Notable events that happened close to August 20th, 2002.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 2002.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
Adult animated sitcom.
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.
American stunt/dare game show.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
Sci-fi TV series.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
American teen drama.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2002.
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2002.
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The Nintendo GameCube
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Poo-Chi (robot dog)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2002.
Medieval: Total War
War strategy game.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
World War II game.
RPG published by Square Enix.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
First-person shooter game that is set in World War 2.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Open world platform video game.
Pro Evolution Soccer
The first installment in the series.
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
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Combat flight simulation.
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.
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Racing game that was released on the PlayStation 2.
Twisted Metal: Black
Vehicle combat game.
First-person shooter that was released for the PlayStation 2.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Color.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 2002.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 20th.
Historical weather information for August 20th, 2002.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 20th, 2002.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 20th, 2002.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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