What Happened on February 22, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

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 rebel leader (b. 1934)
  • Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)