On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 2002

Historical Events

  • In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
  • Schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, England

Famous Weddings

  • King Mohammed VI of Morocco (38) weds information services engineer Salma Bennani (23) in Rabat, Morocco

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Talmadge, American politician (70th Governor of Georgia), dies at 88
2002 Highlights

About March 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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