On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 2002

Historical Events

BAFTA Awards

55th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Best Film, Peter Jackson Best Director

  • IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Olympic Gold

Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
2002 Highlights

About February 24, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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