2002 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 2nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.
2002 was the first year to see three films cross the eight-hundred-million-dollar milestone, surpassing the previous year's record of two eight-hundred-million-dollar films. It also surpasses the previous years record of having the most ticket sales in a single year (fueled by the success of various sequels and the first Spider-Man movie).
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1. President: George W. Bush (R-Texas) 2. Vice President: Dick Cheney (R-Wyoming) 3. Chief Justice: William Rehnquist (Wisconsin) 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) 5. Senate Majority Leader: Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) 6. Congress: 107th
1. January 5 – Charles Bishop, a 15-year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack. 2. January 8 – The No Child Left Behind Act is signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush. 3. January 9 – The United States Department of Justice announces it will pursue a criminal investigation of Enron. 4. January 11 – The first detainees arrive at Camp X-Ray (Guantanamo). 5. January 14 – The asylum case of Adelaide Aban...
1. February 1 – Kidnapped reporter Daniel Pearl of The Wall Street Journal is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. 2. February 3 – Super Bowl XXXVI: The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20–17 in New Orleans. 3. February 8–February 24 – The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The U.S.wins 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals. 4. February 12 – The U.S. Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountainis suitable to be the United States' nuclear repository. 5. Feb...
1. March 1 1.1. STS-109: Space Shuttle Columbia flies the Hubble Space Telescope service mission, its last before the disastrous STS-107. 1.2. U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anacondabegins. 2. March 12 – In Houston, Texas, Andrea Yates is found guilty of drowningher five children on June 20, 2001. She is later sentenced to life in prison. 3. March 14 – 125 vehicles are involved in a massive pile up on Interstate 75 in Ringgold, Georgia. 4. March 15 – Ice Ageis...
1. January 1 1.1. Carol Ohmart, actress (b. 1927) 1.2. Julia Phillips, movie producer (b. 1944) 2. January 3 – Miki Dora, surfer (b. 1934) 3. January 4 – Nathan Chapman, soldier (b. 1970) 4. January 6 – John W. Reynolds Jr., politician and jurist (b. 1921) 5. January 7 – Mighty Igor, wrestler (b. 1931) 6. January 8 – Dave Thomas, businessman (b. 1932) 7. January 9 – K. William Stinson, politician (b. 1930) 8. January 10 – John Buscema, comic book artist (b. 1927) 9. January 12 9.1. Ernest Pin...
1. February 1 1.1. Irish McCalla, actress (b. 1928) 1.2. Daniel Pearl, journalist and murder victim, died in Karachi, Pakistan (b. 1963) 2. February 2 – Paul Baloff, singer (b. 1960) 3. February 4 – Helen Dodson Prince, astronomer (b. 1905) 4. February 6 – Guy Stockwell, actor (b. 1933) 5. February 7 5.1. Elisa Bridges, actress and model (b. 1973) 5.2. Ellen Demming, actress (b. 1922) 6. February 8 – Nick Brignola, jazz musician (b. 1936) 7. February 9 – Fred Gehrke, football player (b. 1918)...
1. March 1 – C. Farris Bryant, politician (b. 1914) 2. March 3 – Al Pollard, football player (b. 1928) 3. March 5 – Howard Cannon, politician (b. 1912) 4. March 7 – Mickey Haslin, baseball player (b. 1909) 5. March 9 – Irene Worth, actress (b. 1916) 6. March 11 – James Tobin, Nobel economist (b. 1918) 7. March 15 – Sylvester Weaver, television executive (b. 1908) 8. March 17 – Rosetta LeNoire, actress (b. 1911) 9. March 23 – Eileen Farrell, soprano (b. 1920) 10. March 26 – Randy Castillo, mus...
January 1 – The Treaty on Open Skies, initially signed in 1992, officially enters into force.January 1 – Euro notes and coins started to be used in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, the Republic of Ireland, and the Netherlands.January 5 – A light aircraft crashes into a Tampa, Florida building, bringing fear of a repeat September 11, 2001 attacks.January 10 – Enrique Bolaños became the President of the Republic of Nicaragua.January 8 – Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's fast food chain (b. 1932)February 13 – Waylon Jennings, American country music singer (b. 1937)April 5 – Layne Staley, American singer (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)May 18 – Davey Boy Smith, British professional wrestler (b. 1962)
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The 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 56th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It began on 3 March and ended on 13 October after seventeen races. In the Drivers' Championship, Michael Schumacher finished first or second in every race except for the Malaysian Grand Prix, where he finished third, thus achieving a podium position in every race.
The 2002 Royal Rumble was the fifteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on January 20, 2002, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, and was the final Royal Rumble produced under the WWF name. Six matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Triple H won the Royal Rumble match. In other prominent matches, Chris Jericho defeated The Rock to retain the Undisputed WWF Championship, Ric Flair defeate
The Royal Rumble is an annual pay-per-view, produced every January by the World Wrestling Federation since 1988. It is one of the promotion's original four pay-per-views, along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, dubbed the "Big Four". It is named after the Royal
The card consisted of six matches. The matches resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters to build tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results were predetermined by WWF's writers,
The main event was the Royal Rumble match. The Undertaker, the eighth entrant, dominated upon entering the match, and eliminated all four of the remaining participants. Matt Hardy entered next and Lita, who accompanied Matt, entered the ring to help. The next entrant was Jeff Har
Austin won a number one contender's match against Kurt Angle on the January 28 episode of Raw to earn a match for the Undisputed WWF Championship at No Way Out. A feud between Austin and Chris Jericho started with Jericho interfering in Austin's match by attacking him with his title belt. The Undertaker continued his feud with Maven over the elimination during the Royal Rumble match, which grew to include The Rock after he mocked Undertaker for his quick elimination. The Undertaker's interferenc
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The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was an automobile endurance race held for Le Mans Prototype and Grand Touring cars from 15 to 16 June 2002 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. It was the 70th running of the event, as organized by the automotive group, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest since 1923. A test day was held five weeks prior to the race on 5 May. The No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest car of Tom Kristensen, Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro won the race overall and Audi's third consecutive vi
The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 70th edition of the event and took place at the 13.880 km Circuit de la Sarthe from 15 to 16 June. The race was conceived at the 1922 Paris Motor Show by the automotive journalist Charles Faroux, Georges Durand, the president of the automotive group, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the industrialist Emile Coquile as a means of prompting car manufacturers to test the reliability and fuel-efficiency of their racing vehicles and equipment. It was not held in
The ACO received 96 applications by the deadline for entries on 22 February 2002. It granted 48 invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and entries were divided between the LMP900, LMGTP, LMP675, LMGTS and LMGT categories. A special invitation category was created by the ACO for the Panoz and Lola prototypes fielded by the DAMS team to allow for the filming of the 2003 film Michel Vaillant by Luc Besson.
A mandatory pre-Le Mans testing day split into two daytime sessions of four hours each was held at the circuit on 5 May, involving all 48 entries as well as all six reserve cars. The two four-hour sessions were held in cold and overcast weather conditions. Audi set the day's pace with a lap of 3 minutes and 30.296 seconds from the No. 2 Audi R8 of Rinaldo Capello in the final ten minutes of the second session, followed by Stéphane Sarrazin in the No. 14 Team Oreca Dallara SP1 in second ...
Eight hours of qualifying divided into four two-hour sessions was available to all the entrants on 12 and 13 June. During the sessions, all entrants were required to set a time within 110 percent of the fastest lap established by the fastest vehicle in each category to qualify for the race. Jan Lammers' No. 16 Racing for Holland Dome S101 set an early pace of 3 minutes and 31.355 seconds just before the end of the first qualifying session's first hour. The lap was not bettered by any other car,
The 2002 edition saw Audi Sport Team Joest, with drivers Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, taking their third victory not only as a team and manufacturer, but also as a driving team, marking the first time a set of three drivers won the event three years in a row.
The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted by John Logan from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the screenplay of the 1960 film of the same name by David Duncan. Arnold Leibovit served as executive producer and Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author, served as director. The film stars Guy Pearce, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, and Jeremy Irons, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptati
In 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen is an inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time to save her. When he completes the machine in 1903, he travels back to 1899 and prevents her murder, only to see her killed again when a horseless carriage ...
The film was a co-production of DreamWorks and Warner Bros. in association with Arnold Leibovit Entertainment who obtained the rights to the George Pal original Time Machine 1960 and collectively negotiated the deal that made it possible for both Warner Bros and DreamWorks to make the film. Director Gore Verbinski was brought in to take over the last 18 days of shooting, as Wells was suffering from "extreme exhaustion." Wells returned for post-production.
The film grossed $22 million at #1 during the opening weekend of March 8-10, 2002. The film eventually earned $56 million in the North America and $123 million worldwide.
The film holds a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 153 reviews with an average rating of 4.79/10. The site's critical consensus reads "This Machine has all the razzle-dazzles of modern special effects, but the movie takes a turn for the worst when it switches from a story ab