On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 2002

Historical Events

  • Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.

Historic Event

US Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.

Famous Weddings

  • Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

Famous Deaths

  • François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), dies at 82
  • Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), dies of lung cancer at 74
2002 Highlights

About June 29, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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