Historical Events in August 2002

  • Aug 1 35th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 4 Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
  • Aug 4 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 9 Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Aug 16 Africa Women's Peace Train leaves Kampala for Johannesburg
  • Aug 18 84th PGA Championship: Rich Beem shoots a 278 at Hazeltine National Golf Club
  • Aug 19 A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
  • Aug 20 A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
  • Aug 26 Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Aug 27 59th Venice Film Festival: "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by Peter Mullan wins Golden Lion

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 29 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win

Rapper Eminem
Singer Pink