On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2002

Historical Events

Cannes Film Festival

55th Cannes Film Festival: "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski wins the Palme d'Or

  • Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia

Album Release

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

  • Indianapolis 500: Defending champion Hélio Castroneves of Brazil becomes fifth driver in Indy 500 history to win back-to-back races for his second of 4 race victories
  • 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? 19 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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