On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • College Football, 4th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #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

  • Al Smith, American baseball outfielder and third baseman (3-time MLB All Star; Cleveland Indians), dies at 73
  • Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
  • Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)