On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2002

Historical Events

Film Premier

"The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)

Roone Arledge

Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, dies of prostate cancer at 71 [1] [2]

2002 Highlights

About December 5, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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