On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"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 composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73