On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
  • Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

Famous Deaths

  • Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), dies at 68
  • Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
  • Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)