What Happened on January 3, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 4th BCS National Championship: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl
  • The Palestinian freighter Karine A is seized by Israeli forces in the Red Sea

Famous Deaths

  • Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
  • Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)