Saturday

2002

2002 Events:
  • Euro notes and coins are issued (Jan 1st 2002) in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, .
  • Large portion of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating.
  • Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA).
  • Queen Elizabeth gives Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knighthood.
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins.
  • Ansett Australia Airline collapses financially.
  • Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother dies in her sleep at the Royal lodge, aged 101.
  • Lisa Lopes of R&B Girl Group TLC dies in a car crash.
  • East Timor regains its independence.
  • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of water deposits on planet Mars.
  • Brazil wins the FIFA World Cup for a record fifth time.
  • Switzerland joins the United Nations.
  • Argentina defaults on a US $805 million World Bank loan payment.
  • United Airlines, the second largest airline in the world, files for bankruptcy.
Deaths:
  • Abdur Rahman Badawi, (1917-2002)
  • Alexander Prokhorov, (1916-2002)
  • Billy Wilder, (1906-2002)
  • Charles Rosen, (1927-2002)
  • Dave Thomas, (1932-2002)
  • Dudley Moore, (1935-2002)
  • Freddy Heineken, (1923-2002)
  • Joachim Hoffmann, (1930-2002)
  • John Entwistle, (1944-2002)
  • John Gorton, (1911-2002)
  • John Thaw, British actor (1942-2002)
  • Linda Lovelace, (1949-2002)
  • Lisa Lopes, (1971-2002)
  • Max Perutz, (1914-2002)
  • Milton Berle, (1908-2002)
  • Myra Hindley, (1942-2002)
  • Ne Win, (1911-2002)
  • Robbin Crosby, (1959-2002)
  • Robert Nozick, (1938-2002)
  • Rod Steiger, (1925-2002)
  • Ruth Cracknell, (1925-2002)
  • Spike Milligan, (1918-2002)
  • Stephen Jay Gould, (1941-2002)
  • Thor Heyerdahl, (1914-2002)
Nobel Prizes:
  • Chemistry – John B. Fenn / Koichi Tanaka / Kurt Wüthrich
  • Literature – Imre Kertész
  • Peace – Jimmy Carter
  • Physics – Raymond Davis Jr. / Masatoshi Koshiban / Riccardo Giacconi
  • Physiology or Medicine – Sydney Brenner / H. Robert Horvitz / John E. Sulston
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences – Daniel Kahneman / Vernon L. Smith
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