December 3rd, 2002

December 3rd, 2002, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 337 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since December 3rd, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 3rd, 2002:

  • Actor Glenn Quinn dies from a heroin overdose.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 3rd, 2002:

  • United States: Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • United Kingdom: If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 3rd, 2002 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. In America, the song Lose Yourself by Eminem is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

The Nokia 3310 is one of the most popular phones on the market at the moment. A popular software program called LimeWire is being used by many people to share MP3 files (and viruses). It's 2002, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Ashanti, Nelly, Eminem, Usher and Jennifer Lopez.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is beginning to become more and more mainstream. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Will & Grace", "Grounded for Life", "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Alias". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault", "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Lizzie McGuire" and "Jimmy Neutron". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Razor (scooter)", "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)" and "Beyblades (spinning top toys)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 3rd, 2002.

  • Chicago

    "Chicago" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002.

  • 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.

  • Anna Kournikova

    Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2002.

  • Time Person of the Year 2002

    "The Whistleblowers" are listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2002.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emo

    In the summer of 2002, a rock music genre called Emo began to rise in popularity.

  • The SARS epidemic.

    A a viral respiratory disease called SARS breaks out in South China in November of 2002. Over 8,000 cases of infections are detected and 774 deaths are reported in 37 countries.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 17 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since December 3rd, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 3rd, 2002, will be 17 years of age.
  • People born in 2002 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1038873600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 3rd, 2002:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 3rd, 2002, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2002 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 3rd, 2002 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
  • CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off.
  • 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.
  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.

2002 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2002 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2002:

  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2
  • Razor (scooter)
  • Poo-Chi (robot dog)
  • Groovy Girls

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 3rd, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 11.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -11.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 8.38cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 3rd, 2002?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 3rd, 2002?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 3rd, 2002 was probably conceived around the 23rd of February, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 3rd, 2002 is the 12th of September, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Stealth shooter game.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The fourth game in the series.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 3rd, 2002.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 3rd, 2002.

  • 6,571 days have passed since this date.
  • 567,734,400 seconds have passed since the December 3rd, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 662,356,800 times.
  • Since December 3rd, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 292,950,950,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 94,622,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,825,158 steps. That's about 21,700 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,812,813 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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