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October 14th, 2002.

October 14th, 2002, was a Monday. It was day 287 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 2002.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 14th, 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".

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 2002.

  • United States: Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly Rowland
  • United Kingdom: The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
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.
Red Dragon

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Red Dragon" was at the top of the box office on October 14th, 2002.

Take me back to October 14th, 2002!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 2002 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Dilemma by Nelly & Kelly Rowland is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Ketchup Song by Las Ketchup is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Red Dragon is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Dawson's Creek", "The Sopranos", "Grounded for Life" and "My Wife and Kids". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill 2", "Grand Theft Auto III", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3" and "Return to Castle Wolfenstein".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Lizzie McGuire" and "My Wife and Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Groovy Girls, Poo-Chi (robot dog), Razor (scooter) and Bratz dolls.

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 October 14th, 2002.

  • D.C. sniper attacks.

    D.C. sniper attacks.

    The D.C. sniper attacks were occurring during this period of time. Between October 2nd and October 24th, 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people in the D.C. sniper attacks.

  • Popular cellphones in 2002.

    Popular cellphones in 2002.

    Popular mobile phones in 2002 included the likes of the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 6100 and the Samsung SGH-T100.

  • 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 "noughties", 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.

  • 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 noughties, 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.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    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.

  • 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 noughties, 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 3 days have passed since October 14th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 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 1034550000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 14th, 2002.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 2002, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 2002 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
  • CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
  • Firefly - Short-lived space Western series starring Nathan Fillion and Gina Torres.
  • 8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
  • 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.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 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
  • 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.

  • Animal Crossing - Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.
  • Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.
  • 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.

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 October 14th, 2008 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He was not alive on this date.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 75 on this day in 2002.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 62 on this day in 2002.

Usher

Singer.
Born on October 14th, 1978
He turned 24 on this day in 2002.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She turned 23 on this day in 2002.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She turned 1 on this day in 2002.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 14th of October.

  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Columbus Day (USA)

Weather on October 14th, 2002.

Historical weather information for October 14th, 2002.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 7 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 14th, 2002.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 2002.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 2002 was most likely conceived around the 4th of January, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 2002 is close to the 24th of July, 2003.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 2002.

  • A total of 6,943 days have passed since this date.
  • 991 weeks have passed.
  • 599,875,200 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 699,854,400 times.
  • Since October 14th, 2002, the earth has travelled approximately 309,535,603,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 99,979,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 51,589,267 steps. That's about 22,929 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,198,502 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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