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Dateline: Week Of August 15, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech  & Fascinating Facts 



In The News -   

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf grants himself sweeping powers such as extending his term in office and the right to disband Parliament. 

osama bin laden news update aug 15 2002 timeline mrpopcultureOsama bin laden personally ordered the assassination of Afghan opposition leader Ahmed Shah Masoud, days before the Sept. 11 attacks – according to a senior Taliban official. 

A San Diego jury convicts neighbor David Westerfield of kidnapping and murdering 7-year-old Danielle van Dam. 

War - Chechen rebels shoot down a huge helicopter carrying 85 Russian solders. The copter was an MI-26.  

Out of 600 terrorism suspects now being held at Guantanamo Bay, Intelligence says so far, none have been linked to Al Qaeda. 

Martha Stewart turns over 1,000 pages of notes, phone records and e-mail to a congressional panel investigating whether she had inside information when she sold share of ImClone Systems Inc. 

Wisconsin authorities orders 25,000 deer killed in order to control a mysterious wildlife disease. 

An FBI lab analysis of clothing found with former federal intern Chandra Levy’s remains provided no clues about her killer’s identity. 

Smith Barney telecommunications stock analyst Jack Grubman resigns after tainted stock recommendations –but not after receiving a severance package totaling $13.2 million.  


Music News – August 15, 2002

justin timberlake first solo performance trivia timeline august 2002 mrpopcultureJustin Timberlake of ‘N Sync will give his first solo performance. Look for him at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards next week. 

NBC does a Dateline special “Elvis! Long Live the King” followed by a 1957 Presley movie – “Loving You.” on Saturday of this week. 

VH1 presents “Notorious B.I.G.” 

A public service announcement cut by Sean “Puffy” Combs tells listeners to get involved with the campaign season. 

Courtney Love and Universal Music settle a breach-of-contract suit brought on by  her. 


Top Pop Hits – August 15, 2002  

Complicated – Avril Lavigne

nelly rap music billboard chart aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureHot in Herre – Nelly

Dilemma – Nelly fea. Kelly Rowland

Hero – Chad Kroeger fea. Josey Scott

Just a Friend 2002 – Mario

Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou fea. Do

Down 4 U – Irv Gitti Presents the Inc. fea. Ja Rule, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore & Vita

Nothin’ – N.O.R.E.

Without Me – Eminem

J  ust like a Pill – Pink

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

Oh Boy – Cam’ron fea. Juelz Santana

A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

john mayer music billboard chart aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureNo Such Thing – John Mayer

Still Fly – Big Tymore

Gangsta Lovin’ – Eva fea. Alicia Keys

Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow

Foolish – Ashanti

Addictive – Truth Hurts fea. Rakim

The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney


Top Music Albums – August 15, 2002

Now 10

dave matthews band music billboard chart aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureBusted Stuff – Dave Matthews Band

500 Degrees – Lil’ Wayne

Unleashed – Toby Keith

Nellyville – Nelly

Let Go – Avril Lavigne

By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers


Full Circle – Boyz II Men


Irv Gotti Presents The Inc

Missundaztood – Pink

The Lonely Position of Neutral – Trustcompany

A Gangster and a Gentleman – Styles

Josh Groban

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

counting crows music billboard charts aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureHard Candy – Counting Crows

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems – Kenny Chesney

Highly Evolved – The Vines

O, Yea! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

Monsta Jamz

Room for Squares – John Mayer

Totally Hits 2002

Untouchables – Korn

C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow

A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion


Top Country Music Hits – August 15, 2002

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue – Toby Keith

The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney

Unbroken – Tim McGraw

I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley

The One – Gary Allan

Long Time Gone – Dixie Chicks

Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo – Tracy Byrd

Tongith I Wanna Be Your Man – Andy Griggs

sarah evens music billboard country charts aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureI Keep Looking – Sara Evans

The Impossible – Joe Nichols

She Was – Mark Chesnutt



Top DVD Sales/Rentals – August 15, 2002


John O

Shallow Hal

A Walk to Remember

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

The Royal Tenenbaums: The Cirterion Collection

Black Hawk Down 



Hot Modern Rock Music/Tracks – August 15, 2002

Running Away – Hoobastank

By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers

She Loves Me Not – Papa Roach

incubus music billboard chart aug 15 2002 trivia timeline mrpopcultureWarning – Incubus

Aerials – System of a Down

Hate To Say I Told You So – the Hives



Television News – August 15, 2002

American Idol’s audience is up 20% from a week earlier as over 15 million caught the show. Looks like it’s a hit. 

CBS wants to give Bill Clinton a talk show and negotiations are under way.  

michael j fox producing tv pilot trivia timeline august 2002 mrpopcultureMichael J. Fox is producing a TV pilot about a retired professional hockey player who finds himself spending more time with his family. Will it sell? 

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – August 15, 2002

CBS – JAG, The Guardian, Judging Amy, David Letterman

NBC – The Rerun Show, Frasier, Just Shoot Me, Dateline NBC, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – According toe Jim, Monk, Widows, Nightline

PBS – Nova, P.O.V., Charlie Rose

WB – Gilmore Girls, Smallville

Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Grounded For Life, American Idol

UPN – Buffy, BackStreet Boys: Larger Than Life

VH1 – Driven (Tupac Shakur)


On Jay Leno – Dana Carvey, Bow Wow, Dropline. 

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