What Happened on December 5, 2002

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

  • Arvell Shaw, American jazz double-bassist (Louis Armstrong; Teddy Wilson), dies at 79
  • Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)

Roone ArledgeRoone Arledge (1931-2002)

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? 20 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • UK #1 Song: If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield