What Happened on December 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)

  • Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.

Famous Deaths

  • George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)