On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 2002

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), 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.

Famous Deaths

  • George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), dies at 73
2002 Highlights

About December 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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