Why? Well, the date is 20-02-2002 which is a palindrome - it reads the same backwards as it does forwards.
And at two minutes past eight in the evening, it will be 20:02 20-02-2002!
Many people are convinced this rare date has a mystical importance. Numbers have always played a large part in superstition.
If all this has been just too complicated, don't worry, the next one isn't till 21 12 2112.