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  • Major Events of 2002



    • MLB: 2003 World Series
      Florida Marlins win 4-2 against New York Yankees
      - Oct 18...Florida 3 at New York 2
      - Oct 19...Florida 1 at New York 6
      - Oct 21...New York 6 at Florida 1
      - Oct 22...New York 0 at Florida 1
      - Oct 23...New York 4 at Florida 6
      - Oct 25...Florida 2 at New York 0
    • NFL: Super Bowl XXXVII
      Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 48-21 against the Oakland Raiders
      - Super Bowl Box Score:
      Tampa Bay...3 17 14 14-48
      Oakland........3 0 6 12-21
    • Professional Golf
      Men's Majors winners
      - The Masters: Mike Weir... -7, margin of 2 (playoff)
      - US Open: Jim Furyk... -8 to par
      - British Open: Ben Curtis... -1 to par
      - PGA Championship: Shaun Micheel... -4 to par
      Women's Majors winners
      - Kraft Nabisco Championship: Patricia Meunier-Lebouc... 70-68-70-73--281
      - US Women's Open: Hilary Lunke... -1 (PO)
      - McDonald's LPGA Championship: Annika Sörenstam
      - Weetabix Women's British Open: Annika Sörenstam


    Popular Songs

    1 50 Cent -In Da Club
    2 R. Kelly- Ignition
    3 Sean Paul -Get Busy
    4 Beyonce feat.- Jay-Z Crazy In Love
    5 3 Doors Down -When I'm Gone
    6 matchbox twenty-Unwell
    7 Chingy Right- Thurr
    8 Aaliyah -Miss You
    9 Kid Rock feat. Sheryl Crow -Picture

    Popular Movies

    1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $1,119,929,521
    2. Finding Nemo Disney / Pixar $867,893,978[2]
    3. The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $742,128,461
    4. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Disney $654,264,015
    5. Bruce Almighty Universal $484,592,874
    6. The Last Samurai Warner Bros. $456,758,981
    7. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner Bros. / Columbia $433,371,112
    8. The Matrix Revolutions Warner Bros. $427,343,298
    9. X2 Fox $407,711,549
    10. Bad Boys II Columbia $273,339,556




    75th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • Best Director: Peter Jackson
    • Best actor in a leading role: Sean Penn for Mystic River
    • Best actress in a leading role: Charlize Theron for Monster
    • Best actor in a supporting role: Tim Robbins for Mystic River
    • Best actress in a supporting role: Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain


    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones
    • Song of the Year: "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones, writer Jessie Harris
    • Album of Year: "Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones
    • Best New Artist: Norah Jones


    Nobel Prizes


    • Peace: Shirin Ebadi (Iran) "for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children."
    • Physiology or Medicine: Paul Lauterbur & Sir Peter Mansfield "for their discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging"
    • Economic Sciences: Robert F. Engle (USA) & Clive W. J. Granger (UK) "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility or common trends"
    • Chemistry: Peter Agre & Roderick MacKinnon "for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes"
    • Physics: Alexei Alexeevich Abrikosov, Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg & Anthony James Leggett "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids"
    • Literature: John Maxwell Coetzee (South Africa - English)


    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: The Boston Globe
    • National Reporting: Alan Miller & Kevin Sack, Los Angeles Times
    • International Reporting: Kevin Sullivan & Mary Jordan, Washington Post
    • Editorial Writing: Cornelia Grumman, Chicago Tribune
    • Editorial Cartooning: David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • Photography: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times
    • Commentary: Colbert I. King, Washington Post
    • Criticism: Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
    • Feature Writing: Sonia Nazario, Los Angeles Times
    • Beat Reporting: Diane K. Sugg, Baltimore Sun
    • Explanatory Reporting: Staff, Wall Street Journal
    • Investigative Reporting: Clifford J. Levy, New York Times
    • Breaking News: Staff, Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, MA)
    • Fiction: Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
    • Drama: Nilo Cruz, Anna In The Tropics
    • Biography/Autobiography: Robert A. Caro, Master of the Senate
    • History: Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
    • Poetry: Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel
    • General Nonfiction: Samantha Power, "A Problem From Hell": America and the Age of Genocide
    • Music: John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls