On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2002

Historical Events

  • "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
  • Reporter Daniel Pearl kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, and subsequently murdered.

Famous Deaths

  • Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educatordies of renal cancer at 71
  • Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, dies at 71
  • Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), dies at 63
2002 Highlights

About January 23, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius