What Happened on March 2, 2002

Historical Events

  • 40-year old South African boxer ‘Baby Jake’ Matlala ends his 22-year career with a 7th-round TKO win over Columbia’s Juan Herrera to retain his WBU junior flyweight title in Johannesburg
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: US conventional forces first deployed as part of Operation Anaconda

Famous Deaths

  • Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet (wrote about social issues and nonsense verse for children), dies at 87

About March 2, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 21 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Always On Time - Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti
  • UK #1 Song: World Of Our Own - Westlife