On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 2002

Historical Events

  • 18th Sundance Film Festival: "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits", directed by Rebecca Miller, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Golden Globes

59th Golden Globes: "A Beautiful Mind", Russell Crowe, & Sissy Spacek win

  • Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military

Famous Deaths

  • Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), dies at 38
  • Henry Cosby, American songwriter, musician and producer for Motown (Tears of a Clown), dies at 73
  • Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, dies at 57
2002 Highlights

About January 20, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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