On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), dies at 74
  • Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), dies at 80