On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2002

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm 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

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

Famous Deaths

  • Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)

Person of interestRoone Arledge

Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

2002 Highlights

About December 5, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius