October 1, 2002

October 1, 2002, was a Tuesday. It was 21 years, 9 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.


Born on October 1, 2002

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1, 2002:

  • United States: "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson
  • United Kingdom: "The Long And Winding Road" by Will & Gareth

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 2002

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

  • Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • Gangsta Lovin' - Eve Featuring Alicia Keys
  • Complicated - Avril Lavigne
  • Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem
  • I Need A Girl (Part Two) - P. Diddy & Ginuwine Featuring Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri
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.
Sweet Home Alabama

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Sweet Home Alabama" was at the top of the box office on October 1, 2002.


This date occurred 7,955 days ago. Approximately 265 months have passed. It was the 274th day of 2002, in week 40. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on October 1, 2002, are now 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 88 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 1, 2002

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 1, 2002, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Long And Winding Road" by Will & Gareth is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Sweet Home Alabama 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 "ER", "Dawson's Creek", "Charmed", and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". 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. People are playing video games such as "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty", "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It", "Pro Evolution Soccer", and "Battlefield 1942". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "The Wild Thornberrys", "The Powerpuff Girls", and "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Children are playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Beyblades (spinning top toys), and Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 1, 2002.

  • Popular cellphones in 2002.

    Popular cellphones in 2002

    Popular cellphones in 2002 included the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 6100, and the Samsung SGH-T100.
  • 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.
  • 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 October 1, 2002.

  • 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.
  • September 13, 2002: Westlife release their song "Unbreakable".
  • September 14, 2002: Christina Aguilera releases the song "Dirrty".
  • September 16, 2002:
    • Rapper Missy Elliott releases her single "Work It".
    • Pink releases the song "Family Portrait".
    • The first episode of the talk show "Dr. Phil" is aired on TV.
  • September 17, 2002: Eminem releases the single Cleanin' Out My Closet.
  • September 20, 2002: The first episode of Firefly is aired on Fox.
  • September 23, 2002: The first episode of "CSI: Miami" is aired.
  • September 26, 2002:
    • Jennifer Lopez releases her song "Jenny from the Block".
    • 1863 people are killed when a passenger ferry capsizes off the coast of Gambia.
  • September 29, 2002: Golf: Europe wins the 2002 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in Wishaw, England.
  • This date: October 1, 2002
  • October 2, 2002: The D.C. sniper attacks begin.
  • October 3, 2002: The first episode of the anime TV series "Naruto" is aired.
  • October 5, 2002: The website domain name for Gawker is registered.
  • October 7, 2002:
    • Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo makes his professional debut.
    • 13-year-old Iran Brown is critically wounded by the D.C. snipers in Bowie, Maryland.
  • October 9, 2002:
    • Dean Harold Meyers is shot dead by the D.C. snipers while pumping gasoline at a station near Manassas, Virginia.
    • Female serial killer Aileen Wuornos is executed by lethal injection.
  • October 10, 2002: Jay-Z and Beyonce release the song "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".
  • October 11, 2002:
    • The Transporter (2002) is released.
    • Michael Moore releases his documentary "Bowling for Columbine".
    • Kenneth Bridges is shot dead by the D.C. snipers while pumping gas at a station near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • October 12, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • October 14, 2002:
    • FBI intelligence analyst Linda Franklin is shot dead by the D.C. snipers at a parking lot in Home Depot in Fairfax County, Virginia.
    • British R&B collective Big Brovaz release their single "Nu Flow".
  • October 18, 2002: The Ring (2002) is released.
  • October 19, 2002:
    • Football: Niall Quinn plays his final game.
    • Voters in Ireland accept the Treaty of Nice after a second referendum is held.
  • October 20, 2002: The first episode of Top Gear is aired on BBC.
  • October 23, 2002: The video game "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4" is released for the PlayStation 2.
  • October 24, 2002: The D.C. snipers (John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo) are arrested by authorities near Myersville, Maryland.
  • October 25, 2002:
    • The film "Jackass: The Movie" is released.
    • New Mexico crime: Linda Henning is found guilty of the 1999 murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft.
  • October 26, 2002: Moscow theater hostage crisis: 130 hostages and 40 terrorists are killed after Russian forces storm a movie theater that had been taken over by Islamic Chechen separatists.
  • October 27, 2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is released.
  • October 28, 2002: The single "Lose Yourself" is released by rapper Eminem.
  • October 30, 2002: Run D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay is shot and killed in Queens, New York.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 1, 2002, will have the star sign Libra.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1, 2002 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 2002

Television shows that people were watching in October 2002:

TV shows from October 2002.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
The Wire
The Wire
The Shield
The Shield
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise

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 October 2002

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

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

Toys in 2002

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Lamaze Octotunes
Lamaze Octotunes
Kasey the Kinderbot
Kasey the Kinderbot
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Cranium Cadoo
Cranium Cadoo
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Playmobil Airport
Playmobil Airport
FurReal Friends
FurReal Friends
KG Racer automites
KG Racer automites
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 2002.

Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal Tournament 2003
Animal Crossing 2002
Animal Crossing
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Medieval: Total War 2002
Medieval: Total War
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

Were you born on October 1, 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 October 1, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 1.

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Actor Deceased
Born on October 1, 1920
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

US President
Born on October 1, 1924
He turned 78 on this day in 2002.

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Born on October 1, 1969
He turned 33 on this day in 2002.

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy

Born on October 1, 1974
He turned 28 on this day in 2002.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 1, 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 October 1, 2002 was most likely conceived around January 8, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1, 2002 is close to June 24, 2003.

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Stats for October 1, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about October 1, 2002:

  • 7,955 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,136 weeks have passed.
  • 687,312,000 seconds have passed since October 1, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 801,864,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 354,652,992,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,552,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 59,108,832 steps. That's roughly 26,271 miles.
  • 8,247,744 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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