Monday December 16, 2002

US date format: 12/16/2002, UK date format: 16/12/2002

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 16, 2002). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. The Reckoning, directed by Paul McGuigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Panique au village. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse or Bomberman Generation.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2002, at December 16 across the years or at December 2002 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavšić pled guilty to one count of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague for her part in atrocities against Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the 1992–95 Bosnian War.
  • Opposition protesters blockaded highways in and around the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, angered by President Hugo Chávez's resolve to hang on to power, called for an escalation in its campaign to remove him.
  • Former Vice President and 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore announces on the CBS News' ''60 Minutes'' that he will not seek election to the presidency in 2004.

Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Country: United States of America

Hero

Hero

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Country: United States of America

25th Hour

25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Country: United States of America

The Hours

The Hours

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Sport Games on December 16, 2002

Sport Games on December 16, 2002


Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Bolton - Leeds : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of December 16, 2002

Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Iraklis - AEK : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of December 16, 2002

Serie B

Football (Italy)
  • Verona - Siena : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 16, 2002

Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Beira Mar - Boavista : 3 - 3
  • Porto - Pacos Ferreira : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of December 16, 2002

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Boomtown

Boomtown

Directed by: Sabyn Mayfield

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

Directed by: Anthony Browne

Panique au village

Panique au village

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Directed by: Alki David

How old am I?

If December 16th, 2002 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy

Red Rabbit

By:

Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was …

My Losing Season by Pat Conroy

My Losing Season

By:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPat Conroy, one of America’s premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself.

Esther'S Gift by Jan Karon

Esther'S Gift

By:

Readers flocked home to Mitford last Christmas, making The Mitford Snowmen a New York Times bestseller. In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares

A Long Way From Home by Tom Brokaw

A Long Way From Home

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In A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw describes his childhood and youth in South Dakota, and the people and places in the American heartland of the 1940s and 1950s that

The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

The Sea Hunters

By:

From the author of the #1 bestselling The Sea Hunters comes more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beach Life

Beach Life

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Beatmania IIDX 8th Style

Beatmania IIDX 8th Style

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse

Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Bomberman Generation

Bomberman Generation

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Majesco Games; PAL Vivendi Universal

Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Platform: Dreamcast, Windows 98, PS2

Genre: action, adventure

Publisher: GIGA Co.,Ltd. (Giga brand) (Win) Alchemist (DC, PS2) GIGA Co.,Ltd. (TGL brand) (Win SE)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $35.40
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.81
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $53.00
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.65
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.60

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 121.26 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5609 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.4425 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 123.94 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6416 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 16, 2002?

On December 16, 2002 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 16, 2002?

On December 16, 2002 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 16, 2002?

On December 16, 2002 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 2002?

On December 16, 2002 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 16, 2002?

On December 16, 2002 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in December 16, 2002?

The number one song in the week of December 16, 2002 was Lose Yourself by Eminem in US and Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls in UK.

What were the top hits on December 16, 2002?

The top hits on December 16, 2002 were Lose Yourself by Eminem, Work It by Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Jenny From The Block by Jennifer Lopez in US and Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls, If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield in UK.


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