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August 22nd, 2002.

August 22nd, 2002, was a Thursday. It was day 234 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years and 29 days have passed since August 22nd, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2002.

  • United States: Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly Rowland
  • United Kingdom: Round Round - Sugababes
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.
XXX

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "XXX" was at the top of the box office on August 22nd, 2002.

Take me back to August 22nd, 2002!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 22nd, 2002 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2002 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song Dilemma by Nelly & Kelly Rowland is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Round Round by Sugababes is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie XXX 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.

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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Becker" and "Futurama". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill 2", "Grand Theft Auto III", "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It" and "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Pokemon", "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Ed, Edd n Eddy" and "Jimmy Neutron". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Groovy Girls, Razor (scooter), the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube.

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 August 22nd, 2002.

  • 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.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 19 years and 29 days have passed since August 22nd, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 22nd, 2002, will be 19 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2002 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1029970800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 22nd, 2002.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 22nd, 2002, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 22nd, 2002 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Kid's TV shows on August 22nd, 2002.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2002.

  • Jimmy Neutron
  • 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.

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 August 22nd, 2008 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 22nd.

David Chase

Screenwriter.
Born on August 22nd, 1945
He turned 57 on this day in 2002.

GZA

Wu-Tang Clan member.
Born on August 22nd, 1966
He turned 36 on this day in 2002.

Ty Burrell

Actor.
Born on August 22nd, 1967
He turned 35 on this day in 2002.

James Corden

Actor / Comedian.
Born on August 22nd, 1978
He turned 24 on this day in 2002.

Dua Lipa

Singer.
Born on August 22nd, 1995
She turned 7 on this day in 2002.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 22nd of August.

  • National Flag Day (Russia)

Weather on August 22nd, 2002.

Historical weather information for August 22nd, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 72.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.56 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 22nd, 2002.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2002.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 22nd, 2002 was most likely conceived around the 12th of November, 2001.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 22nd, 2002 is close to the 1st of June, 2003.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 22nd, 2002.

  • A total of 6,969 days have passed since this date.
  • 995 weeks have passed.
  • 602,121,600 seconds have passed since the August 22nd, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 702,475,200 times.
  • Since August 22nd, 2002, the earth has travelled approximately 310,694,745,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 100,353,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 51,782,458 steps. That's about 23,014 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,225,459 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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