On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2002

Historical Events

Music release#1 in the Charts

'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

Rapper Ja Rule
Ja Rule

CarDaytona 500

44th Daytona 500: Ward Burton's win first for Dodge since Richard Petty's victory in the 1974 race

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Joan Collins (68) weds theater company manager Percy Gibson at Claridge's Hotel in London
2002 Highlights

About February 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius