What Happened on January 8, 2002

Historical Events

Event of Interest

US President George W. Bush signs into law the "No Child Left Behind Act", providing financial assistance to schools exhibiting academic improvement

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, dies at 69
2002 Highlights

About January 8, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 19 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: Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield