On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 2002

Historical Events

  • An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
  • WLAF World Bowl 10, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf: Berlin Thunder beats Rhein Fire, 26-20

Famous Deaths

  • Ann Landers [Eppie Lederer], American advice columnist "Ask Ann Landers," twin sister of fellow advice columnist "Dear Abby" (Abigail Van Buren), dies of bone marrow cancer at 83
  • Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), dies of coronary disease at 33
2002 Highlights

About June 22, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Foolish - Ashanti
  • UK #1 Song: A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Vs Jxl