On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2002

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 18 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn