On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2002

Historical Events

  • 55th Cannes Film Festival: "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski wins the Palme d'Or
  • Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia

Music releaseAlbum Release

Eminem releases his 4th studio album “The Eminem Show” (2002 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003)

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
  • Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)
  • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars

Famous Deaths

  • Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), dies at 69
2002 Highlights

About May 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini