On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, dies at 94