On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jacques Chirac wins the French Presidential election for a second term defeating Jean-Marie Le Pen leader of the far-right National Front

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac

Famous Deaths

  • George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
  • Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, dies at 98