"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.
- 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
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