Wednesday December 25, 2002, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/2002, UK date format: 25/12/2002

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 25, 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. I Capture the Castle, directed by Tim Fywell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Panique au village. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings or Disney's Party.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2002, at December 25 across the years or at December 2002 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • Kicker Katie Hnida of the University of New Mexico makes history by becoming the first woman to participate in a NCAA division 1 football game, missing a kick for her team during the Las Vegas Bowl game.

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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

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Panique au village

Panique au village

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Directed by: Alki David

Magpakailanman

Magpakailanman

Directed by: Joyce Bernal

Der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu

Der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu

How old am I?

If December 25th, 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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Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

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The best-selling novelist turns her attention to the real-life, century-old series of crimes that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on meticulous research, state-of-the art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the …

Abraham by Bruce Feiler

Abraham

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Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

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When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

The Christmas Train

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Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

Hornet Flight by Ken Follett

Hornet Flight

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Ken Follett follows his bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero with an extraordinary novel of early days of World War II...It

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings

Platform: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Genre: MMORPG

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios (2002-2003) Turbine (2003-2005) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (2012-)

Delta Force: Urban Warfare

Delta Force: Urban Warfare

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: NovaLogic

Disney's Party

Disney's Party

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Party

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Japan), Electronic Arts (International), Tomy (Game Boy Advance, Japan)

Big Biz Tycoon

Big Biz Tycoon

Platform: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Racing

Publisher: AKA Acclaim

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 120.25 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5473 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.4049 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 124.03 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6453 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 25, 2002?

On December 25, 2002 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 25, 2002?

On December 25, 2002 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 25, 2002?

On December 25, 2002 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 25, 2002?

On December 25, 2002 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 25, 2002?

On December 25, 2002 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on December 25, 2002?

Famous people died on December 25, 2002 include, William T Orr.

What was the number one song in December 25, 2002?

The number one song in the week of December 25, 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 25, 2002?

The top hits on December 25, 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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