What Happened on February 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

Rapper Ja Rule
Ja Rule
  • 44th Daytona 500: Ward Burton wins (130.81 MPH)
  • Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Joan Collins (68) weds theater company manager Percy Gibson at Claridge's Hotel in London