On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
  • Australian Leyton Hewitt scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a classic 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4 victory over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

  • Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)