On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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"Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renee 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.

Famous Deaths

  • George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), dies at 73