On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 47th Eurovision Song Contest: Marie N for Latvia wins singing "I Wanna" in Tallinn
  • A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
  • China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people
  • Super Rugby Final, Jade Stadium, Christchurch: Crusaders win 4th title with a 31-13 thumping of the ACT Brumbies; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens boots 3 penalties, 2 conversions and a dropped goal for the winners

Famous Deaths

  • Patricia "Pat" Coombs, British comedienne and actress (Carry On Again Doctor, Cranford), dies at 75