On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2002

Historical Events

  • Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Lil Tecca [Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe], American rapper (Ransom), born in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Bea Barrett, American golfer (Western Open 1938), dies at 85
  • Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
2002 Highlights

About August 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • UK #1 Song: Crossroads - Blazin' Squad