Friday December 20, 2002: on this day

About December 20th, 2002, in brief:

  • Historical events: Barbara Joyce Williams Ferrell is the daughter of Ted Williams, a baseball player. She has settled her lawsuit to have her father's body taken from a cryonics storage unit and cremated.
  • Day of the week: December 20th, 2002 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Jaydy Michel, Jonah Hill
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • #1 US song: Lose Yourself by Eminem
  • #1 UK song: Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls
  • Popular movie: Iris directed by Richard Eyre

More about December 20th, 2002? See below for more news and curiosities on December 20th, 2002.

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What day of the week was December 20, 2002?


December 20, 2002 was a Friday and it was the 354th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar.

December 20, 2002 can also be written as 12/20/2002 in the US and as 20/12/2002 in UK and Europe.

December 20, 2002 in December 2002 calendar

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December 20, 2002: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on December 20, 2002:

  • Barbara joyce williams ferrell is the daughter of ted williams, a baseball player. she has settled her lawsuit to have her father's body taken from a cryonics storage unit and cremated.
  • Maoist guerrillas attacked a police van in jharkhand (a state in eastern india), killing 18 people, most of them police officers. the gunbattle that followed the ambush left at least 20 policemen wounded.
  • Senator trent lott, senate majority leader, resigned after concluding his approval of strom thurmond's segregationist bid for the presidency of the united states in 1948 had hampered his effectiveness and that his fellow republicans.
  • After the trail blazers' win over the warriors in oakland, 113-112, players from the golden state warriors and warriors fans engage in a brawl. this could be the first time that fans of a visiting team attack their team after or during a game in nba history.
  • Catriona lemay doan, a speed skater, won the lou marsh trophy. this trophy is awarded annually to canada's most outstanding athlete. she was the dallas mavericks' guard steve nash.
  • Science magazine chose the discovery and treatment of small interferingrnas (sirnas), as its top science story for the year. these molecular switches could be used to treat diseases such as hiv/cancer.
  • Scientists from the california institute of technology reported the discovery of methane clouds on titan, saturn's largest moon.
  • Governor frank h. murkowski announced that his daughter lisa murkowski (state representative and house majority leader) had been chosen to succeed him as united states senate. after winning the election as governor, the elder murkowski was forced to resign from his senate post.
  • Joss whedon created the cult tv show firefly. it has been canceled.

December 20, 2002: What were the magazines covers that day?

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December 20, 2002: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on December 20, 2002:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $35.65
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.29
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $53.49
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.85
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.40

Exchange Rates on December 20, 2002:

  • 1 USD = 120.33 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5519 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.4235 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 123.67 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6404 GBP

December 20, 2002: What were the main match results that day?

Le Championnat - Football (France)

  • Bastia - Nantes : 3 - 1
  • Guingamp - Ajaccio : 3 - 1
  • Lille - Le Havre : 1 - 0
  • Marseille - Monaco : 1 - 1
  • Sedan - Lyon : 1 - 1

Division 1 - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Brighton - Leicester : 0 - 1

Division 2 - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Colchester - Cardiff : 1 - 2
  • Stockport - Northampton : 4 - 0

Division 3 - Football (United Kingdom)

  • York - Lincoln : 1 - 1

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December 20, 2002: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for December 20th is Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is the 9th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between November 22nd and December 21st belong to the Sagittarius sign: discover Sagittarius personality and who should a Sagittarius marry.

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn.

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December 20, 2002: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for December 20, 2002 is Horse and the associated element is Water.

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December 20, 2002: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on December 20, 2002 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on December 20, 2002 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on December 20, 2002 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 96% full, rising at 05:14 pm and setting at 09:03 am.

The previous full moon was on Dec 19, 2002 while the next full moon would come on Jan 18, 2003.

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Who was born on December 20, 2002?


Famous people born on December 20, 2002:

  • Marcelo Pitaluga

    Brazilian footballer.

  • Olivia Sellstedt
  • Aimar Sher

Whose famous birthday is on December 20th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on December 20th:

  • Jaydy Michel
    Jaydy Michel

    Mexican actress known for her work in telenovelas.

  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill

    American actor known for his roles in comedy films.

  • Bob Morley
    Bob Morley

    Actor.

  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton

    Swiss-english philosopher, author.

  • Jenny Agutter
    Jenny Agutter

    British actress known for her roles in 'Logan's Run' and 'An American Werewolf in London'.

  • Nicole de Boer
    Nicole de Boer

    Canadian actress.

  • David Cook
    David Cook

    American singer, winner on american idol.

  • John Hillerman
    John Hillerman

    American actor, stage and film.

  • Audrey Totter
    Audrey Totter

    Joliet, illinois -- actress (carpetbaggers, set-up).

  • George Roy Hill
    George Roy Hill

    American film director (born in 1922).

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How old is someone born on December 20, 2002?


Someone born on December 20, 2002 is:

21 years 4 months old,

or 256 months and 29 days old,

or 1117 weeks and 2 days old,

or 7821 days old,

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Use our Age Calculator to know the age of a person given the birthdate.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on December 20, 2002?

There are 215 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday December 20th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on December 20, 2002?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on December 20, 2002.

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December 20, 2002: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on December 20, 2002:

  • Rehman Abdulrehman

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers around the world.

  • Wylie Draper

    American actor known for his role as A.C.

  • Bernard King

    Born 1934, australian television personality and chef (born 1934).

  • Nino Pisoni
  • Fritz Røed
  • Grote Reber
  • Carlo Preti
  • Raymond Sabounghi
  • José Suárez Carreño
  • Eftim III (Selçuk Erenerol)
  • Tomás Polanco Alcántara
  • Francine de Selve

What famous deaths happened on December 20th?

Famous deaths on December 20th:

  • Brittany Murphy
    Brittany Murphy

    Brittany murphy was an american actress known for her roles in popular films such as clueless, 8 mile, and just married.

  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan

    American astrophysicist and exobiologist.

  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck

    American writer who wrote best-selling novels and was made into movies.

  • Thomas Newman
    Thomas Newman

    Actor/composer (cape fear) dies at 60 from a heart attack.

  • Bobby Darin
    Bobby Darin

    American singer, actor and recording artist.

  • Arnold Stang
    Arnold Stang

    American singer and actor (d. 2009).

  • Madge Sinclair
    Madge Sinclair

    Kingston, jamaica -- actress.

  • Helene Heigh
    Helene Heigh

    Actress (undercover woman teen age thunder), died at 86.

  • Mervil Meyer

    Renowned scientist who made significant contributions to the field of physics.

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December 20, 2002: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on December 20, 2002:

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Observances on December 20, 2002:

  • International Human Solidarity Day
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December 20, 2002: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on December 20, 2002 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week December 16th and December 22nd. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


December 20, 2002: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on December 20, 2002 was Lose Yourself by Eminem, according to the music chart for the week December 16th and December 22nd.

December 20, 2002: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on December 20, 2002 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week December 16th and December 22nd. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Lose Yourself youtube
  2. - Work It
  3. - Jenny From The Block
  4. - Air Force Ones
  5. - '03 Bonnie & Clyde

December 20, 2002: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on December 20, 2002 was Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls, according to the music chart for the week December 16th and December 22nd.

December 20, 2002: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on December 20, 2002 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week December 16th and December 22nd. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)
  2. - If You're Not The One
  3. - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  4. - Sound Of The Underground

December 20, 2002: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on December 20, 2002 was Work It by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, according to the R&B music chart for the week December 16th and December 22nd.

December 20, 2002: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on December 20, 2002 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week December 16th and December 22nd. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Work It
  2. - Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
  3. - dontchange
  4. - Lose Yourself youtube
  5. - Air Force Ones

December 20, 2002: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on December 20, 2002 was El Problema by Ricardo Arjona, according to the Latin music chart for the week December 16th and December 22nd.

December 20, 2002: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on December 20, 2002 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week December 16th and December 22nd. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

  1. - El Problema
  2. - Suena
  3. - Si No Estas
  4. - Cuando Me Miras Asi
  5. - Si No Fuera Por Ti

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December 20, 2002: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on December 20, 2002 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Iris

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

Country: United States of America

Kate & Leopold

Release year: 2002

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer

Country: United States of America

Stuart Little 2

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

Starring: Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

Country: United States of America

The Hours

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Ed Harris, Jeff Daniels, Eileen Atkins, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, John C. Reilly, Stephen Dillane

Country: United States of America

Frida

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Diego Luna, Valeria Golino, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Saffron Burrows, Geoffrey Rush, Roger Rees

Country: United States of America

December 20, 2002: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on December 20, 2002 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Panique au village

Release year: 2002

Treasure Hunt

Release year: 2002

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Fish Tales

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Alki David

Magpakailanman

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Joyce Bernal

Boomtown

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Sabyn Mayfield

December 20, 2002: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on December 20, 2002 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a Christmas without any presents. There will be no Christmas crowds, office parties, fruitcakes or unwanted gifts, and no crowded malls. This is exactly what Luther Krank and Nora Krank had in mind when they …

The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

The Sea Hunters

By:

The #1 bestseller The Sea Hunters is back with more incredible true adventures featuring famous shipwrecks.

Esther'S Gift by Jan Karon

Esther'S Gift

By:

The Mitford Snowmen became a New York Times bestseller last Christmas because readers flocked to Mitford. Esther Bolick's Esther's Gift is full of holiday spirit as Esther Bolick prepares for the holidays.

Bush at War by Bob Woodward

Bush at War

By:

Bush at War shows in astonishing detail how a untested president with a broad vision for remaking world and war cabinet members, often at odds each other, responded to the September 11 terrorist attack and prepared to confront Iraq.

From A Buick 8 by Stephen King

From A Buick 8

By:

WANT TO RIDE ...? A hidden shed behind Troop D's Pennsylvania State Police barracks is where you will find a cherry Buick Roadmaster that no one has ever touched.

December 20, 2002: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on December 20, 2002 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Eisei Meijin VI

Eisei Meijin VI

Platform: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Traditional game (shogi)

Publisher: Konami

Die Hard: Vendetta

Die Hard: Vendetta

Platform: GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: EU NDA Productions; NA Sierra Entertainment; EU VU Games

Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology

Platform: Microsoft Windows,[1] OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Dark Fall

Dark Fall

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person adventure, psychological horror

Publisher: XXv Productions[1] The Adventure Company (WW)[1] Darkling Room ("Pins & Needles" Edition)[2] Iceberg Interactive (Adventures in Terror)

Big Air Freestyle

Big Air Freestyle

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames

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Who was the US President on December 20, 2002?

On December 20, 2002 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 2002?

On December 20, 2002 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 2002?

On December 20, 2002 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about December 20th?

December 20th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 20th day of the month of December. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on December 20th, such as:

  • 2018 - In honor of former president barack obama, parts of ventura freeway in southern california will be renamed "president barack h. obama highway".
  • 2017 - Uber is a transport company, and not a digital services. the european court of justice (ecj), rules that uber must accept stricter licensing and regulation within the european union. uber was instructed to follow local taxi rules in barcelona when the case began.
  • 2016 - Six men are being held in ankara in connection to the assassination of andrei karlov (russian ambassador to turkey).

Find out more about December 20th

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What happened in 2002?

2002 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Twelve member states of the European Union have made euro banknotes and euros coins legal tender.
  • Officially, Taiwan joins the World Trade Organization as Chinese Taipei.
  • Charles Bishop, a 15-year-old student pilot crashes a light plane into a Tampa, Florida, building. This evokes fear of an imitating 9/11 terrorist attack.

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What was the calendar for December 2002?

December 2002 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with December being the 12th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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