December 12th, 2002

December 12th, 2002, fell on a Thursday. It was day 346 of 2002. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since December 12th, 2002.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 12th, 2002:

  • Brazilian striker Ronaldo is awarded the 2002 Ballon d'Or.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 12th, 2002:

  • United States: Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • United Kingdom: Lose Yourself - Eminem

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Die Another Day" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 12th, 2002 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 2002 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

The song Lose Yourself by Eminem is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Die Another Day 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 "King of the Hill", "The King of Queens", "Angel" and "The Shield". 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 "Rugrats", "Friends", "Ed, Edd n Eddy" and "Dora the Explorer". Popular toys include the likes of "Groovy Girls", "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)" and "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game".


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 12th, 2002.

  • Chicago

    "Chicago" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 18 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since December 12th, 2002.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2002.
  • Leap Year: 2002 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 12th, 2002, will be 18 years of age.
  • People born in 2002 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1039651200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 12th, 2002:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 12th, 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 12th, 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 12th, 2002:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.86cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 12th, 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 12th, 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 12th, 2002 was probably conceived around the 4th of March, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 12th, 2002 is the 21st of September, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 12th, 2002.

  • 6,611 days have passed since this date.
  • 571,190,400 seconds have passed since the December 12th, 2002.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 666,388,800 times.
  • Since December 12th, 2002, earth has travelled approximately 294,734,246,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,198,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,122,374 steps. That's about 21,832 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,854,285 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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