On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

  • Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, dies at 71
  • Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)