On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 2002

Historical Events

  • Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

Famous Deaths

  • Angelo "Hank" Luisetti, American collegiate basketball forward (Stanford, 1935-38), 1st to use a one-handed shot, dies at 86
  • James Hazeldine, British stage and screen actor (London's Burning), dies of an aortic dissection at 55
2002 Highlights

About December 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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