November 8, 2002

November 8, 2002, was a Friday. It was 21 years, 7 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on November 8, 2002?

  • 8 Mile (2002) is released in movie theaters.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 8, 2002:

  • United States: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
  • United Kingdom: "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 8, 2002

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

  • Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • Hey Ma - Cam'Ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
  • Work It - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
  • A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
Play the top songs from 2002
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2002. Take a trip back to the peak days of Nelly, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Scooter.
8 Mile

Top movie at the box office

The movie "8 Mile" was at the top of the box office on November 8, 2002.


This date was 7,893 days ago. Approximately 263 months have passed. It was the 312th day of 2002, in week 45. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 88 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 8, 2002

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, November 8, 2002. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Lose Yourself" by Eminem is at the top of the singles charts, while "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie 8 Mile is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 Lana Clarkson, Curt Hennig, Fred Rogers, and Camoflauge would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Stargate SG-1", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Gilmore Girls", and "The Wire". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Twisted Metal: Black", "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy", "Medal of Honor: Frontline", and "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "That '70s Show", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Clifford the Big Red Dog", and "Lizzie McGuire".

Popular toys at the moment include Finger skateboards, Harry Potter Candy Maker Set, the Nintendo GameCube, and Barbie as Rapunzel.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 8, 2002.

  • Lose Yourself.

    Lose Yourself

    Rap star Eminem released his song "Lose Yourself" at the end of October. The single was part of the soundtrack for his upcoming movie, 8 Mile.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 8, 2002.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 8, 2002.

  • 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.
  • November 1, 2002: The movie 28 Days Later (2002) is released.
  • November 2, 2002: The domain name for LinkedIn is first registered.
  • November 6, 2002: Jennifer Lopez reveals that she is now engaged to actor Ben Affleck.
  • This date: November 8, 2002
  • November 11, 2002: Coldplay release their song "The Scientist".
  • November 14, 2002: Argentina defaults on a US $805 million World Bank loan payment.
  • November 15, 2002:
    • The movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) is released.
    • Moors murderer Myra Hindley dies in prison.
  • November 16, 2002:
    • Aaliyah's song "Miss You" is posthumously released.
    • Christina Aguilera releases the song "Beautiful".
    • The first case of SARS-CoV-1 is detected in Foshan, Guangdong, China.
  • November 20, 2002:
    • The James Bond movie Die Another Day (2002) is released.
    • Michael Jackson creates news headlines after he dangles his child "Blanket" over the railing of his Berlin hotel room.
  • November 21, 2002: Los Zetas cartel leader Arturo Guzmán Decena (Z-1) is shot dead by the Mexican army in Matamoros.
  • November 25, 2002:
    • The song "Mundian To Bach Ke" is released by Panjabi MC.
    • Justin Timberlake releases his song "Cry Me a River".
  • November 26, 2002: 2Pac's posthumous album "Better Dayz" is released.
  • November 27, 2002: The animated movie "Treasure Planet" is released in theaters.
  • November 30, 2002: Pop group "Girls Aloud" are formed on the ITV show "Popstars: The Rivals".
  • December 2, 2002: The Cheeky Girls release their single "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)".
  • December 3, 2002: Actor Glenn Quinn dies from a heroin overdose.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 8, 2002, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 8, 2002 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2002

The following TV shows were popular in November 2002:

TV shows from November 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

Kids TV shows on November 8, 2002

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2002:

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

Popular toys and games in 2002

Toys and games that were popular in 2002:

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 November 2002.

Ratchet & Clank 2002
Ratchet & Clank
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
FIFA Football 2003
FIFA Football 2003
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
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

Were you born on November 8, 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 November 8, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 8.

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Author Deceased
Born on November 8, 1847
He was not alive on this date.

Joseph James DeAngelo

Joseph James DeAngelo

Serial killer
Born on November 8, 1945
He turned 57 on this day in 2002.

John Costelloe

John Costelloe

Actor Deceased
Born on November 8, 1961
He turned 41 on this day in 2002.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

Celebrity chef
Born on November 8, 1966
He turned 36 on this day in 2002.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid

Born on November 8, 1975
She turned 27 on this day in 2002.

Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez

Born on November 8, 1979
She turned 23 on this day in 2002.

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz

Programmer and Internet hacktivist Deceased
Born on November 8, 1986
He turned 16 on this day in 2002.

Sophie Kasaei

Sophie Kasaei

TV personality
Born on November 8, 1989
She turned 13 on this day in 2002.



Born on November 8, 1989
She turned 13 on this day in 2002.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on November 8, 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 November 8, 2002 was most likely conceived around February 15, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 8, 2002 is close to August 1, 2003.

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Stats for November 8, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about November 8, 2002:

  • 7,893 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,127 weeks have passed.
  • 681,951,600 seconds have passed since November 8, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 795,610,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 351,887,025,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,658,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 58,647,838 steps. That's roughly 26,066 miles.
  • 8,183,419 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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