October 30th, 2002, was a Wednesday. It was day 303 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.
18 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since October 30th, 2002.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.
What happened on October 30th, 2002?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 30th, 2002.
The movie "Jackass" was at the top of the box office on October 30th, 2002.
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At the end of October in 2002, rap star Eminem released his song "Lose Yourself".
Popular mobile phones in 2002 included the likes of the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 6100 and the Samsung SGH-T100.
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 "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 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.
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 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!
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 naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 30th, 2002.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 30th, 2002.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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