What Happened on December 27, 2002

Historical Events

Film Release

"Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), film based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.

  • Kenyan General Election: National Rainbow Coalition headed by Mwai Kibaki wins, overthrowing 39 year rule by the Kenya African National Union
  • Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
2002 History

Famous Deaths

  • George Roy Hill, American Academy Award-winning film director (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; The Sting; Slap Shot; A Little Romance; The World According to Garp), dies from complications of Parkinson's disease at 81
  • Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), dies at 73

About December 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • UK #1 Song: Sound Of The Underground - Girls Aloud