November 20, 2002

November 20, 2002, was a Wednesday. It was 21 years, 6 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on 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.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 20, 2002:

  • United States: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
  • United Kingdom: "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 2002

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • Work It - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
  • Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • Luv U Better - LL Cool J
  • Hey Ma - Cam'Ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
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.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets".


This date was 7,879 days ago. Approximately 263 months have passed. It was the 324th day of 2002, in week 47. The decade was the 2000s. The start of 2003 was just 41 days away. People born on this day are currently 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 88 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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Up until the debuts of YouTube & TMZ, the Michael Jackson baby dangling incident easily is one of the most shocking things we ever saw from a celebrity.
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Take me back to November 20, 2002

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, November 20, 2002. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 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 "Sex and the City", "The Sopranos", "Boston Public", and "Fear Factor". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies", "Kingdom Hearts", "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2", and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "Friends", and "Clifford the Big Red Dog".

Popular toys at the moment include Poo-Chi (robot dog), My First LeapPad, Pixter drawing tablet, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 20, 2002.

  • Michael Jackson dangles his baby over a hotel balcony.

    Michael Jackson dangles his baby over a hotel balcony

    On November 20th, Michael Jackson caused a "stir" after he dangled his son "Blanket" over the railing of a hotel room in Berlin, Germany.
  • 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 20, 2002.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 20, 2002.

  • 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.
  • November 8, 2002: 8 Mile (2002) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 20, 2002
  • 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.
  • December 12, 2002: Brazilian striker Ronaldo is awarded the 2002 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 13, 2002:
    • Maid in Manhattan (2002) is released.
    • The European Union announces that Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and seven other countries will become members on May 1st, 2004.
  • December 16, 2002: British pop group Girls Aloud release their debut single "Sound of the Underground".
  • December 18, 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) is released.
  • December 20, 2002: Gangs of New York (2002) is released.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 20, 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 series on November 20, 2002

People in November 2002 were watching the following TV series:

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 20, 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.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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

Were you born on November 20, 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 20, 2008, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 20.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Born on November 20, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
He turned 60 on this day in 2002.

Mike D

Mike D

Beastie Boys
Born on November 20, 1965
He turned 37 on this day in 2002.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud
Born on November 20, 1981
She turned 21 on this day in 2002.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on November 20, 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 20, 2002 was most likely conceived around February 27, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20, 2002 is close to August 13, 2003.

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Stats for November 20, 2002


Here are some interesting statistics about November 20, 2002:

  • 7,879 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,125 weeks have passed.
  • 680,742,000 seconds have passed since November 20, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 794,199,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 351,262,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,457,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 58,543,812 steps. That's roughly 26,019 miles.
  • 8,168,904 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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