On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2002

Historical Events

Historic Event

UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the members of the Taliban

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
2002 Highlights

About January 16, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn