June 2002 calendar

June 2002

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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.

But much more happened on June 2002: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2002?


  • 05 Jun 2002 Elizabeth Smart, aged fourteen years old, is abducted from her bedroom at knifepoint.
  • 06 Jun 2002 Eastern Mediterranean Event. Near-Earth Asteroid of 10m in Diameter Explodes over the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Libya. It is thought that the explosion produced 26 kilotons of energy, which is slightly less than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb.
  • 08 Jun 2002 An annular solar eclipse occurs.
  • 10 Jun 2002 Technology - Kevin Warwick, a British engineer, is responsible for the first direct electronic communication experiment between two human nervous systems.
  • 11 Jun 2002 The United States Congress recognizes Antonio Meucci as the original inventor of the telephone.
  • 13 Jun 2002 The United States of America has withdrawn from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 14 Jun 2002 Astrophysics - A 2002 MN asteroid, which is about the same size as a soccer field, just missed hitting the Earth.
  • 15 Jun 2002 Near-Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses Earth by 75,000 Miles (121,000 Kilometers), or one-third the distance between Earth and the Moon.
  • 16 Jun 2002 Pope John Paul II made Pio di Pietrelcina a Saint.
  • 18 Jun 2002 BT Cellnet will be rebranded as O2 starting at 6 pm
  • 20 Jun 2002 Law - The United States Supreme Court asks about the need for Internet filters.
  • 22 Jun 2002 Darryl Kile, Saint Louis Cardinals pitcher, is found dead in his Chicago hotel room from a heart attack.
  • 25 Jun 2002 Entertainment
  • 26 Jun 2002 Law - A federal court in San Francisco ruled that the Pledge to Allegiance was unconstitutional because it contained an ampquotunder Godampquot clause.
  • 27 Jun 2002 Accounting scandals - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has initiated fraud action against WorldCom.
  • 29 Jun 2002 For two hours, Dick Cheney, the U.S. Vice-President of the United States, serves as Acting President while President George W. Bush goes through a colonoscopy.
  • 30 Jun 2002 To prosecute people for crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes and the crime of aggressiveness, the International Criminal Court was established. The court may prosecute crimes committed after or on this date.
  • 10 Jun 2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2002?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Foolishyoutube
  2. - Hot In Herre
  3. - I Need A Girl (Part One)
  4. - Without Me
  5. - What's Luv?

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - One Step Closer
  2. - Without Me
  3. - Kiss Kiss
  4. - A Little Less Conversation
  5. - Freak Like Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2002?

Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver

Small Wonder


The beloved author of High Tide Tucson presents a new collection of essays that reflects on one of history's darkest moments. It is a long love song to the world she loves.

Mortal Prey by John Sandford

Mortal Prey


Clara Rinker was a charming, soft-spoken Southerner and one of the most skilled hit-women in the industry. She almost killed Lucas Davenport years ago. Retired and now living in Mexico, Rinker almost dies when a sniper shoots and kills her …

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


"A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution"A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter."--Washington

Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell

Find Me


Part memoir, part mystery. 'Find Me is a story of a friendship between a young woman with a difficult past and a celebrity who is obsessed with her welfare. Rosie O'Donnell's candid story is a tale of misidentifications and bizarre …

The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman

The Wailing Wind


Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovered the body of the deceased man in the cab a blue pickup, abandoned in a dry valley off a dirt road. She also had a number for a rich ex-con.