What Happened on May 31, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.

Famous Weddings

  • "NYPD Blue" actress Sharon Lawrence (30) weds doctor Thomas Apostle at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Boyland, English biochemist (cancer research), dies at 97