On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya
  • Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSpike Milligan

Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan