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2002


Jan
1
The Euro became the official currency of EurozoneThe euro became the official currency of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain (2002)History of the Euro Currency and the Eurozone

8
President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act (2002)George W. Bush Bio: From the Military to the White House

16
The TV series Hellsing airs its last episodeThe TV series Hellsing airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes

18
Release: Snow DogsThe film Snow Dogs is released (2002)Top 10 Career Ruining Movies

19
Release: Team Supremo debutsTeam Supremo debuts (2002)Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows

19
The Tuck Rule GameThe New England Patriots face the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff Game, nicknamed the Tuck Rule game (2002)Top 10 Controversial Calls in Sports History

21
The TV series Daria airs its last episodeThe TV series Daria airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

25
Release: The Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte Cristo is released (2002).Top 10 Movie Sword Fights

25
Release: The Count of Monte Cristo is releasedThe Count of Monte Cristo is released (2002).Top 10 Prison Escape Films

25
Release: The Mothman PropheciesThe film The Mothman Prophecies is released (2002)Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired By True Events

27
The human cloning company Clonaid announces they have cloned the world's first human. It is later revealed as a hoaxThe human cloning company Clonaid announces they have cloned the world's first human. It is later revealed as a hoax (2002)Top 10 Hoaxes of All Time

Feb
13
Death of Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings of The Highwaymen diesTop 10 Supergroups

15
Release: Super TroopersThe film Super Troopers is released (2002)Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies

17
The TV series Jackass airs its last episodeThe TV series Jackass airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents

22
Death of Chuck JonesDeath of Chuck Jones, American cartoon animator and director - Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies (2002)History of Looney Tunes
Top 10 (Minor) Looney Tunes Characters

28
Gujarat violence in India beginsGujarat violence following the Godhra Train burning in India begins (2002).Top 10 Riots of the Past 100 Years

Mar
5
Release: 'The Osbournes' aired its first episode'The Osbournes' aired its first episode (2002)Top 10 MTV Shows

8
Release: The Time MachineThe film The Time Machine is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Geniuses

12
Release: Resident Evil is releasedThe film Resident Evil is released (2002)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

12
The show Undeclared airs its last episodeThe show Undeclared airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

12
The TV series The Shield airs its first episodeThe TV series The Shield airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 TV Detectives

15
Release: Eminem's Stan is releasedEminem's Stan is released (2002).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

15
Release: Resident Evil is releasedThe film Resident Evil is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks
Top 10 Evil Movie Corporations
Top 10 Movie Traps

25
'The Bachelor' aired its first episode'The Bachelor' aired its first episode (2002)Top 10 Reality Shows

26
Release: The Walkmen's debut, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone, is releasedThe Walkmen's debut album, 'Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone,' is releasedInterview with The Walkmen

28
Release of Kingdom Hearts.Release of Kingdom Hearts. This crossover game put Disney characters within the world of Final Fantasy.Top 10 Best Crossover Video Games

Apr
5
Death of Layne StaleyDeath of Layne Staley (2002)Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

16
Release: Hot in Herre by NellyHot in Herre by Nelly (2002)Top 10 Modern Summer Songs

19
Release: My Big Fat Greek WeddingThe film My Big Fat Greek Wedding is released (2002)Top 10 Sleeper Hits

23
Release: The White Stripes Song Fell In Love With a Girl is releasedThe White Stripes Song Fell In Love With a Girl is released (2002).Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

26
Release: About a BoyThe film About a Boy is released (2002)Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies

26
Release: Jason XThe film Jason X is released (2002)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

26
The Erfurt massacre takes place.Robert Steinhauser kills 16 at a mass shooting in Germany.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings Outside the U.S.

30
Resident Evil remake on the Gamecube was released.Considered the scariest game in the series thanks to its chilling atmosphere and monsters that don't stay dead.Top 10 Scary Monsters in Video Games
Top 10 Video Game Remakes

30
The TV series Spin City airs its last episodeThe TV series Spin City airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters
Top 10 Crazy Charlie Sheen Moments

May
3
Release: Theatrical release of Spider-ManThe film Spider-Man is released (2002)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Marvel Movies

10
Release: Dog SoldiersThe film Dog Soldiers is released (2002)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

10
Release: UnfaithfulThe film Unfaithful is released (2002)Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes

12
Jimmy Carter visits Fidel Castro in CubaFormer US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution (2002)Fidel Castro: Life of the Cuban Leader
Biography of Jimmy Carter: From Peanut Farmer to President

16
Release: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesThe film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Brats
Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

18
Release: City of GodThe film City of God is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

19
The TV series The X-Files airs its last episodeThe TV series The X-Files airs its last episode (2002)Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time

22
A jury convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank CherryAmerican civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church (2002)History of the Civil Rights Movement

24
Release: FUBARThe film FUBAR is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries

28
Release: The Eminem Show is releasedThe Eminem Show is released (2002).Top 10 Eminem Songs

31
Release: The Sum of All FearsThe film The Sum of All Fears is released (2002)Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie

Jun
2
The TV series The Wire airs its first episodeThe TV series The Wire airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time
Top 10 TV Detectives
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes

5
Death of Dee Dee RamoneDeath of Dee Dee Ramone (2002)The History of the Ramones
Top 10 Punk Bands

6
The TV series Elfen Lied debutsThe TV series Elfen Lied airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 Anime Powers We Wish Were Real

7
Premiere of Kim PossiblePremiere of Disney animated TV series, 'Kim Possible' (2002).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

10
Death of John GottiDeath of John Gotti (2002)John Gotti Biography: Gambino Mafia Boss
Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

11
'American Idol' aired its first episode'American Idol' aired its first episode (2002)Top 10 Reality Shows

11
Premiere of American IdolAmerican Idol premiered on this day in 2002Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo

12
Release: Satisfaction by Benny Benassi is releasedSatisfaction by Benny Benassi is released (2002).Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

14
The Bourne IdentityTheatrical release of The Bourne Identity. Adapted from the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name (2002)Top 10 Spy Movies
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

21
Release: Minority Report is releasedMinority Report is released (2002).Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances

21
Release: Release of Lilo and StitchRelease of Lilo and Stitch (2002)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens

23
Debut of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Debut of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. This survival horror Gamecube game by Silicon Knights is famous for it's use of sanity effects.Top 10 Scary Video Games

27
Death of John EntwistleDeath of bassist John Entwistle [The Who] (2002)The History of The Who
Top 10 The Who Songs
Top 10 Rock Bassists

Jul
2
Steve Fossett circumnavigates the world solo in a balloon American businessman and adventurer Steve Fossett became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo in a balloon (2002)The History of Aviation

3
Release: Men in Black IIThe film Men in Black II is released (2002)Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV

12
Release: Reign of FireThe film Reign of Fire is released (2002)Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Performances (REDUX)

12
Release: Road to PerditionThe film Road to Perdition is released (2002)Top 10 Graphic Novel Movie Adaptations

12
The TV series Monk airs its first episodeThe TV series Monk airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 TV Detectives

19
Release: K-19: The WidowmakerThe film K-19: The Widowmaker is released (2002)Top 10 Submarine Movies
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

29
Release: Release of The Ketchup Songs by Las KetchupRelease of The Ketchup Songs by Las Ketchup (2002)Top 10 Most Hated Songs

Aug
2
Release: The Master of DisguiseThe film The Master of Disguise is released (2002)Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies

9
Release: xXxThe film xXx is released (2002)Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

27
Release: 30 Seconds to Mars Self-titled Album is released30 Seconds to Mars Self-titled Album is released (2002).10 Questions with 30 Seconds to Mars

30
Release: City of GodThe film City of God is released (2002)Top 10 Successful Foreign Films

30
Release: FeardotComFeardotCom is released (2002)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

Sep
10
Release: All The Things She Said is releasedAll The Things She Said is released (2002)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

13
Release: One Hour PhotoRelease of One Hour Photo (2002)Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

14
Release: Dirrty by Christina Aguilera is releasedDirrty by Christina Aguilera is released (2002).Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

20
Debut of the sci-fi series Firefly.The TV series Firefly airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Television Series
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

23
The series CSI: Miami airs its first episodeThe series CSI: Miami airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 Comeback Performances

26
Sinking of the MV Le JoolaSinking of the MV Le Joola (2002)Top 10 Shipwrecks

Oct
2
The Beltway Sniper attacks begin.John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo begin the Beltway Sniper attacks.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S.

3
The TV series Naruto debutsThe TV series Naruto airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 Anime Powers We Wish Were Real
Top 10 Anime Series

4
Release: Red Dragon is releasedRed Dragon is released (2002).Top 10 Movie Prequels

9
Death of Aileen WuornosDeath of Aileen Wuornos (2002)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Bad Guys

11
Release: Knockaround GuysThe film Knockaround Guys is released (2002)Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

11
Release: The TransporterThe film The Transporter is released (2002)Top 10 Action Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

16
Release: Dark Side of the MoonThe film Dark Side of the Moon is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries

18
Release: The RingThe film The Ring is released (2002)Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies
Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes
Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

20
The TV series Top Gear airs its first episodeThe TV series Top Gear airs its first episode (2002)Top 10 Top Gear Moments

22
Release: Lose Yourself by Eminem is releasedThe song Lose Yourself by Eminem is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs
Top 10 Workout Songs

25
Release: Jackass: The MovieThe film Jackass: The Movie is released (2002)Top 10 Best Jackass Movie Stunts
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

27
Emmitt Smith becomes NFL rushing yards leader.Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Peyton's record to become the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards with 18,355.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

28
Release: Lose Yourself by Eminem is releasedLose Yourself by Eminem is released (2002).Top 10 Rap Songs of the 2000s

30
Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C. diesJam Master Jay, or Jason Mizell, of Run-D.M.C. diesTop 10 Rap Groups and Crews

Nov
1
Release: I SpyThe film I Spy is released (2002)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

6
Release: Femme FataleThe film Femme Fatale is released (2002)Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Cinema

8
Release: 8 MileThe film 8 Mile is released (2002)Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults
Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs
Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love

10
The Simpsons episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation first airsThe Simpsons episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation first airs (2002)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

15
Death of Myra HindleyDeath of Myra Hindley, who carried out the Moors Murders with her partner Ian Brady (2002)Top 10 Most Evil Women in History

15
Release: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsThe film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is released (2002)Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

19
Release: Audioslave's self-titled debut is releasedAudioslave's self-titled debut is releasedTop 10 Supergroups

20
Release: Die Another Day is released in theatersThe James Bond film Die Another Day is released (2002)Top 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

25
Release: Release of Cry Me a River by Justin TimberlakeRelease of Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake (2002)Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

26
Release: No One Knows by Queens of the Stone AgeNo One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age (2002)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the 2000s

Dec
5
Release: The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is released (2002)Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie

6
Release: EquilibriumThe film Equilibrium is released (2002)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

9
Release: Van WilderThe film Van wilder is released (2002)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines

10
Release: ChicagoThe film Chicago is released (2002)Top 10 Overrated Movies

10
t.A.T.u album 200 km per h in the Wrong Lane is releasedt.A.T.u album 200 km per h in the Wrong Lane is released (2002).Another Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

18
Release: The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

20
Firefly airs its last episodeThe show Firefly airs its final episode (2002)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series

20
Release: Gangs of New YorkThe film Gangs of New York is released (2002)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Revenge Movies
Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies
Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

22
Death of Joe StrummerJoe Strummer, co-founder and vocalist of The Clash, dies (2002)The History of The Clash
Top 10 Punk Bands
Top 10 Alternative Bands of All Time (REDUX)

25
Release: Catch Me If You Can is releasedThe film Catch Me If You Can is released (2002)Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Greatest Business Movie Speeches

27
Release: ChicagoThe film Chicago is released (2002)Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies