What Happened on January 2, 2002

Historical Events

  • 68th Orange Bowl: #5 Florida beats #6 Maryland, 56-23
  • Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

Famous Deaths

  • Armi Aavikko, Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, dies at 43
  • Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of lung disease at 83
  • Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
2002 Highlights

About January 2, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • UK #1 Song: Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman