On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Stop to Love" compilation album by Luther Vandross is released
  • 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Indiana, 64-52; Terrapins' first title in first title game
  • The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.

Famous Deaths

  • Simo Hayha, Finnish marksman (b. 1905)