What Happened on April 15, 2002

Historical Events

  • 106th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Rodgers Rop claims men's event in 2:09:02; Margaret Okayo women's winner in 2:20:43
  • An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

Famous Deaths

  • Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player & U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 84
  • Damon Francis Knight, American sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier), dies at 79
  • William Leonard "Will" Reed, British pianist and composer, dies at 91

About April 15, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Foolish - Ashanti
  • UK #1 Song: Unchained Melody - Gareth Gates