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..

You can also have a look at the year 2002, at December 26 across the years or at December 2002 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 26, 2002?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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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Sport Games on December 26, 2002

Sport Games on December 26, 2002


Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Stoke : 4 - 2
  • Burnley - Wolves : 2 - 1
  • Coventry - Reading : 2 - 0
  • Derby - Grimsby : 1 - 3
  • Leicester - Ipswich : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2002

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol City - Plymouth : 0 - 0
  • Cheltenham - Crewe : 0 - 4
  • Colchester - Peterboro : 1 - 1
  • Huddersfield - Tranmere : 1 - 2
  • Luton - Cardiff : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of December 26, 2002

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Boston - York : 3 - 0
  • Cambridge - Southend : 1 - 1
  • Carlisle - Darlington : 2 - 2
  • Hull - Hartlepool : 2 - 0
  • Kidderminster - Leyton Orient : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2002

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Birmingham - Everton : 1 - 1
  • Bolton - Newcastle : 4 - 3
  • Celtic - Hearts : 4 - 2
  • Chelsea - Southampton : 0 - 0
  • Dundee - Aberdeen : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2002

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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 26, 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

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2002?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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?

Blender Bros.

Blender Bros.

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform, Action

Publisher: Infogrames

Beam Breakers

Beam Breakers

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Publisher: JoWooD Entertainment

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Encore (Xbox) THQ (PS2)

Dual Blades

Dual Blades

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Metro3D, Inc.

Bratz

Bratz

Platform: Game Boy Advance PC PlayStation

Genre: Action/Adventure/Platformer

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $35.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.42
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $54.03
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.57
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.81

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 119.95 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5576 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.4007 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 124.35 JPY
  • 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.


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