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
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