What Happened on October 1, 2002

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
2002 Highlights

About October 1, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
  • UK #1 Song: The Long And Winding Road/Suspicious Minds - Will Young & Gareth Gates/Gareth Gates