2002 Reunion Trivia

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2002: The Year In Review 

In January of 2002, only a few months after the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11, 2001, United States President George W. Bush makes one of the most memorable State of the Union Addresses of any president. The XIX Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City, Utah during February. A total of 2,399 athletes from 77 different countries participated in 80 athletic events. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October of 2002. Carter was given the prize for dedicating his life promoting peace and democracy, and working to advance human rights and social issues. The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union’s Members. Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Sports 2002

  • New England Patriots defeat St Louis Rams, 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI
  • Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants, 4-3 in the World Series
  • Los Angeles Lakers defeat New Jersey Nets, 4-0 in the NBA Championship

Cost of Living 2002

  • Yearly Inflation Rate: 1.58%
  • Year End Dow Jones Industrial Average: 9214
  • Average Cost of a New Home: $228,700
  • Average Income Per Year: $42,409
  • Average Monthly Rent: $658
  • Cost of a Gallon Gas: $1.61
  • US Postage Stamp: $0.37
  • Movie Ticket: $5.81

Popular Films 2002

  • Spider-Man
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • Die Another Day
  • Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Popular Musicians 2002

  • Nickelback
  • Ashanti
  • Nelly
  • The Calling
  • Vanessa Carlton
  • Linkin Park
  • Usher
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Eminem
  • Shakira

Popular TV Shows 2002

  • 24
  • The Sopranos
  • The Wire
  • The Shield
  • NYPD Blue
  • Oz
  • The West Wing
  • Six Feet Under
  • Will & Grace
  • ER
  • Friends
  • Sex and the City

2002 Top 25 Billboard Songs


1 “How You Remind Me” Nickelback
2 “Foolish” Ashanti
3 “Hot in Herre” Nelly
4 “Dilemma” Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
5 “Wherever You Will Go” The Calling
6 “A Thousand Miles” Vanessa Carlton
7 “In the End” Linkin Park
8 “What’s Luv?” Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
9 “U Got It Bad” Usher
10 “Blurry” Puddle of Mudd
11 “Complicated” Avril Lavigne
12 “Always on Time” Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
13 “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
14 “The Middle” Jimmy Eat World
15 “I Need a Girl (Part One)” P. Diddy featuring Usher and Loon
16 “U Don’t Have to Call” Usher
17 “Family Affair” Mary J. Blige
18 “I Need a Girl (Part Two)” P. Diddy featuring Ginuwine, Loon and Mario Winans
19 “Gangsta Lovin'” Eve featuring Alicia Keys
20 “My Sacrifice” Creed
21 “Without Me” Eminem
22 “Hero” Enrique Iglesias
23 “All You Wanted” Michelle Branch
24 “Get the Party Started” Pink
25 “Hero” Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott