On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2002

Historical Events

  • Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Brown, American composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
2002 Highlights

About July 2, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 19 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer