On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Famous Deaths

  • John Shea, American 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 91
  • Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor, dies at 85
  • Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)