On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 2002

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Spider-Man", starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres

  • A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Castle, British politician (b. 1910)
  • Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
2002 Highlights

About May 3, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Foolish - Ashanti
  • UK #1 Song: Freak Like Me - Sugababes