On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Hours" premieres in the US, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Two Towers", 2nd of the Lord of the Rings films is released. Makes US$62 opening weekend and $926 million total worldwide.

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fashion designer Calvin Klein announces he is selling his company to shirt-maker Phillips-Van Heusen for $430 million

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Governor of California Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1934)
  • Wayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (b. 1937)