On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Canadian world champion women's ice hockey team wins first of 4 consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals with a 3-2 win over the United States at Salt Lake City

Famous Deaths

  • A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, dies at 83
  • Harold Furth, Austrian-American physicist, dies at 72
  • Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60