Monday December 23, 2002: on this day

About December 23rd, 2002, in brief:

  • Historical events: An Iraqi MiG-25 shoots down a MQ-1 Predator, marking the first time that unmanned drones and aircraft have engaged in combat.
  • Day of the week: December 23rd, 2002 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Corey Haim, Estella Warren
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #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

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What day of the week was December 23, 2002?


December 23, 2002 was a Monday and it was the 357th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar.

December 23, 2002 can also be written as 12/23/2002 in the US and as 23/12/2002 in UK and Europe.

December 23, 2002 in December 2002 calendar

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December 23, 2002: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on December 23, 2002:

  • An iraqi mig-25 shoots down a mq-1 predator, marking the first time that unmanned drones and aircraft have engaged in combat.
  • Bill frist was elected to succeed trent lott in the united states senate majority leadership.
  • The first human trial for an aids vaccine has been completed by scientists at vaxgen inc. in california. this was a huge, five-year-old effort that involved more than a decade of planning. the food and drug administration has granted the vaccine ampquotfast-trackampquot status that would speed it through the approval process, if it proves effective, for public availability. expect the results of the test to be available within three months.
  • Joe strummer, a british musician, has died from a heart attack at the age of 50. his death was reported in many british news outlets as the most important news story.
  • Victor emmanuel, prince from naples, was the heir to the italian royal family and visited the country for only the second time since it was banned. the november constitutional amendment allowed the royal family to be reinstated as ordinary citizens.
  • A u.s. mq-1 predator is shot down by an iraqi mig-25 in the first combat engagement between a drone and conventional aircraft.

December 23, 2002: What were the magazines covers that day?

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December 23, 2002: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on December 23, 2002:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.05
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.16
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $53.05
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.65
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.75

Exchange Rates on December 23, 2002:

  • 1 USD = 120.44 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5523 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.42 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 123.56 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6443 GBP

December 23, 2002: What were the main match results that day?

Premier League - UK Soccer

  • Man City - Tottenham : 2 - 3

Liga I - Football (Portugal)

  • Guimaraes - Maritimo : 2 - 0

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December 23, 2002: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for December 23rd is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and who should a Capricorn 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 23, 2002: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Horse chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for December 23, 2002 is Horse and the associated element is Water.

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December 23, 2002: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on December 23, 2002 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on December 23, 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 23, 2002 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 75% full, rising at 08:32 pm and setting at 11:03 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 23, 2002?


Famous people born on December 23, 2002:

  • Finn Wolfhard
    Finn Wolfhard

    Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian actor known for his role in Stranger Things and co-founder of the production company, Sun MGMT.

  • Aleksa Đurasović
  • Nene Dorgeles
  • Manuel Polster
  • Finn Wolfhard acteur

Whose famous birthday is on December 23rd?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on December 23rd:

  • Corey Haim
    Corey Haim

    Corey Haim was a Canadian actor known for his roles in 1980s films like 'The Lost Boys'.

  • Estella Warren
    Estella Warren

    Canadian actress and model.

  • Marie Bell
    Marie Bell

    From 1924 to 1973, french actresses on the screen.

  • Donna Tartt
    Donna Tartt

    American author.

  • Joan Severance
    Joan Severance

    American model actress and producer.

  • Robert Bly
    Robert Bly

    American poet, translator and editor.

  • Esther Phillips
    Esther Phillips

    American singer best known for her r&b vocals.

  • Harry Shearer
    Harry Shearer

    American actor, director, and satirical writer.

  • Elizabeth Hartman
    Elizabeth Hartman

    Actress (fixer patch of blue, patch of blue), is killed at 45.

  • Alison Sudol
    Alison Sudol

    Singer-songwriter and actress, known for her music project A Fine Frenzy.

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How old is someone born on December 23, 2002?


Someone born on December 23, 2002 is:

21 years 5 months old,

or 257 months and 4 days old,

or 1118 weeks

or 7826 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on December 23, 2002?

There are 210 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday December 23rd 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on December 23, 2002?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on December 23, 2002.

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December 23, 2002: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on December 23, 2002:

  • Hilario Fernández Long
  • Elio Fregonese
  • Vieri Traxler

What famous deaths happened on December 23rd?

Famous deaths on December 23rd:

  • Jack Webb
    Jack Webb

    American actor who appeared in films such as "sunset blvd.

  • Charlie Drake
    Charlie Drake

    British comic (plank rhubarb rhubarb splish splash).

  • Billy Barty
    Billy Barty

    American actor and singer (d.2000).

  • Patric Knowles
    Patric Knowles

    English actor (b. 1911).

  • Truda White

    Renowned actress known for her roles in classic films.

  • Emmilia Plater

    Polish-Lithuanian revolutionary and military leader.

  • Yussef Lateef

    Yussef Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer who was a pioneer of world music.

  • Venida Browning

    Renowned jazz singer and performer during the mid-20th century.

  • Earmon Hubbard

    American track and field athlete who set a world record in the long jump.

  • John Chamberlain

    Pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence.

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December 23, 2002: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on December 23, 2002:

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
  • Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
  • Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
  • Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
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December 23, 2002: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on December 23, 2002 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week December 23rd and December 29th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


December 23, 2002: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on December 23, 2002 was Lose Yourself by Eminem, according to the music chart for the week December 23rd and December 29th.

December 23, 2002: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on December 23, 2002 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week December 23rd and December 29th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

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

December 23, 2002: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on December 23, 2002 was Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls, according to the music chart for the week December 23rd and December 29th.

December 23, 2002: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on December 23, 2002 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week December 23rd and December 29th. 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 23, 2002: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on December 23, 2002 was Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) by Erykah Badu Featuring Common, according to the R&B music chart for the week December 23rd and December 29th.

December 23, 2002: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on December 23, 2002 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week December 23rd and December 29th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
  2. - Work It
  3. - Bump, Bump, Bump
  4. - Air Force Ones
  5. - '03 Bonnie & Clyde

December 23, 2002: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on December 23, 2002 was El Problema by Ricardo Arjona, according to the Latin music chart for the week December 23rd and December 29th.

December 23, 2002: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on December 23, 2002 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week December 23rd and December 29th. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

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

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December 23, 2002: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on December 23, 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 23, 2002: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on December 23, 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

Boomtown

Release year: 2002

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States of America

December 23, 2002: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on December 23, 2002 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

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The best-selling author turns her attention towards the century-old crimes that terrorized London in the 1880s. She draws on meticulous research, state of the art forensic science and insight into the criminal mind to uncover the true identity behind Jack …

Abraham by Bruce Feiler

Abraham

By:

Abraham is both immediate and timeless. It tells the story of one man's search to find the common ancestor of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel

Answered Prayers

By:

The 56th bestseller by Danielle Steel is about friendship and family. It's about one woman's struggle for freedom from her past, and the man who helped her succeed.

To America by Stephen E. Ambrose

To America

By:

To America, Stephen E. Ambrose is one of America's most prominent historians. He reflects on his long career and explains the job of a historian.

Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Quentins

By:

It is possible to tell the story about a generation or a city through the history and development of a restaurant. Ella Brady believes so.

December 23, 2002: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on December 23, 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

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Platform: WonderSwan Color

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

Demon Front

Demon Front

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: IGS

Drakan: The Ancients' Gates

Drakan: The Ancients' Gates

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Celtic Kings: Rage of War Imperivm

Celtic Kings: Rage of War Imperivm

Platform: PC

Genre: RTS - RPG

Publisher: Strategy First, Wanadoo Edition, FX Interactive (Italy and Spain)

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Who was the US President on December 23, 2002?

On December 23, 2002 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 23, 2002?

On December 23, 2002 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 23, 2002?

On December 23, 2002 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about December 23rd?

December 23rd refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 23rd 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 23rd, such as:

  • 2018 - Drone incident at gatwick airport: two people were arrested by police just two days before and released without charge.
  • 2017 - 2017 pacific typhoon season: tropical storm tembin: in the philippines, more than 200 people have been killed by floods and mudslides triggered by severe tropic storm vinta.
  • 2016 - Syrian civil war: more than 100 syrian army pows were reportedly found in east aleppo, the last rebel-held territory. they claim that they were executed by rebel forces.

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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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Monday December 23, 2002