What Happened on December 12, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Inter/Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is named best football player in Europe for a second time ahead of Real Madrid left back Roberto Carlos and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Famous Deaths

  • Brad Dexter [Boris Milanovich], American actor (Macao, The Magnificent Seven), dies of emphysema at 85
  • Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
  • Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted mass murderer, dies at 37