On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2002

Historical Events

Film Premier

Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

  • US crime series "The Shield" starring Michael Chiklis premieres on FX

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), dies of heart failure at 56
  • Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (b. 1932)
2002 Highlights

About March 12, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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