Thursday December 26, 2002
US date format: 12/26/2002, UK date format: 26/12/2002
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 26, 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.
Famous people born on this day include Eve Clone and McKenzie Morales.
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 Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars or Bratz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 2002?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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- North Korea is reactivating a plutonium producing nuclear power plant north of Pyongyang after removing United Nations seals on the reactor and degrading the capability of surveillance cameras. This same reactor is thought by U.S. officials as the source for plutonium for two previously produced atomic bombs. North Korea has been named by the George W. Bush Administration as part of the so-called ampquotaxis of evilampquot.
- War on Terrorism: A Washington Post article quotes numerous anonymous CIA agents who confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States uses so-called ampquotstress and duressampquot interrogation techniques, which are claimed by human rights activists to be acts of torture. The anonymous agents defend the practice as necessary in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks publicly, US government officials deny the charges, while declining to address specifics. Privately,
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel announces it will begin with temporarily providing social services such as education, healthcare, and licenses in the West Bank. The Israeli government claims the move is necessary to provide badly needed services to the Palestinian people in light of the Palestinian Authority's inability to do so. Palestinian officials claim the move is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority and tantamount to the reinstatement of the Israeli
- A 55-year-old contractor from Putnam County, West Virginia named Andrew ampquotJackampquot Whittaker Jr won the Christmas Day Powerball jackpot which is the biggest undivided lottery prize in American history.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 2002?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #5 R&B songs
- Erykah Badu Featuring Common - Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
- Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Work It
- B2K & P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump
- Nelly Featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee - Air Force Ones
- Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce Knowles - '03 Bonnie & Clyde
Sport Games on December 26, 2002
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Bradford - Stoke : 4 - 2
- Burnley - Wolves : 2 - 1
- Coventry - Reading : 2 - 0
- Derby - Grimsby : 1 - 3
- Leicester - Ipswich : 1 - 2
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Bristol City - Plymouth : 0 - 0
- Cheltenham - Crewe : 0 - 4
- Colchester - Peterboro : 1 - 1
- Huddersfield - Tranmere : 1 - 2
- Luton - Cardiff : 2 - 0
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Boston - York : 3 - 0
- Cambridge - Southend : 1 - 1
- Carlisle - Darlington : 2 - 2
- Hull - Hartlepool : 2 - 0
- Kidderminster - Leyton Orient : 3 - 2
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Birmingham - Everton : 1 - 1
- Bolton - Newcastle : 4 - 3
- Celtic - Hearts : 4 - 2
- Chelsea - Southampton : 0 - 0
- Dundee - Aberdeen : 1 - 2
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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- General Electric GE: opens at $25.57
- International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.81
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- 1 EUR = 0.6482 GBP
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).
Who was the Pope on December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 26, 2002?
On December 26, 2002 several famous people were born including, Eve Clone, McKenzie Morales.
Which famous people died on December 26, 2002?
Famous people died on December 26, 2002 include, Herb Ritts, Armand Zildjian.
What was the number one song in December 26, 2002?
The number one song in the week of December 26, 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 26, 2002?
The top hits on December 26, 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.