How many years ago was 2002?

2002 was 22 years ago.

22 years have passed between June 24th, 2002, and June 24th, 2024. It was 8,036 days ago.

How long ago was 2002?

To put into perspective how long ago 2002 was:

  • Children who were born that year are now adults. They can vote, purchase alcohol, and get a mortgage.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2002 are now 35–41 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • There was no such thing as social media
  • The iPhone and Android didn't exist. There were no custom app stores.
  • The vast majority of cellphones did not have cameras.
  • Facebook did not exist.
  • The 9/11 attacks happened only one year prior.
  • The invasion of Iraq was still a year away.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 33 inches since 2002.
  • There have been roughly 1,144 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Kanye West, 50 Cent, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Roger Federer, Roman Abramovich, the Black Eyed Peas, and Paris Hilton were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback, "U Got It Bad" by Usher, "Always On Time" by Ja Rule, "Ain't It Funny" by Jennifer Lopez, "Foolish" by Ashanti, and "Hot In Herre" by Nelly.
  • Films such as "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Black Hawk Down", "Collateral Damage", "John Q.", "Queen of the Damned", and "We Were Soldiers" were playing at movie theaters in 2002.
  • The first Call of Duty game hadn't been released yet.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 99 billion miles through space since 2002.
  • Floppy disks were still being used.
  • Nobody had a Gmail account.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Video games such as "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault", "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell", and "Animal Crossing" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 55 centimeters since 2002.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 44–66 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 88 seasons of weather.
  • Pluto was still considered to be a planet.
  • Computer mouses had trackballs. Optical mice were not popular.
  • "The Wire", "CSI: Miami", "The Shield", "8 Simple Rules", "Without a Trace", and "Firefly" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was very uncommon.
  • Skype did not exist.

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