On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2002

Historical Events

  • "The Good Stuff" single released by Kenny Chesney (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

Famous Deaths

  • Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), dies at 96
  • Otis Blackwell, American songwriter ("Fever"; "Don't Be Cruel"; "Great Balls Of Fire"; All Shook Up"), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (b. 1948)
  • Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, dies at 71
2002 Highlights

About May 6, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus