What Happened on January 3, 2002

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
  • Esquivel! [Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel], Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader known as the "King of Space-Age Pop", dies at 83
  • Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer brewer (Heineken), dies at 78

About January 3, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • UK #1 Song: Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman