On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 2002

Historical Events

  • Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush in the province of Moxico

Famous Deaths

  • Charles "Chuck" Jones, American animator and cartoonist best known for his work with Warner Bros. (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Porky Pig), dies of congestive heart failure at 89
  • Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • Jonas Savimbi, Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader who founded the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), dies in combat with Angolan government troops at 67
  • Poncke Princen, Dutch anti-Nazi fighter, colonial soldier and human rights activist, dies at 76
  • Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and Governor (New South Wales), dies at 85
2002 Highlights

About February 22, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

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