On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 2002

Historical Events

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

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

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

OlympicsOlympic 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

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

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? 18 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces