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Historical Events For 2002

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jan 17   On this day in history the U.S. Justice Department began an international manhunt for five suspected al-Qaida members believed to be plotting a new suicide attack.  

Jan 17   In the year 2002 the volcano on Mount Nyiragongo, near the town of Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted causing at least 45 deaths and leaving an estimated 55,000 people homeless.  

Jan 18   In another anti-terrorist step ordered by Congress, U.S. airlines began inspecting every piece of luggage checked by passengers on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Layne Staley, American grunge singer of Alice in Chains on this day in history.  

Apr 26   Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on this day in history.  

Jun 27   John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57 in the year 2002.  

Jul 05   Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 2002

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958) died on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935) died in the year 2002.  

Jan 08   In the year 2002 death of alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of w.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)  

Jan 11   Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920) died in the year 2002.  

Jan 12   Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911) died in the year 2002.  

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