On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 2002

Famous Deaths

  • (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), dies of a heart attack at 66 [1]
  • Aileen Riggin, American diver (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1920, 24), dies at 96
  • Fred Scolari, American basketball point guard (NBA All-Star 1952, 53; Washington Capitols; Baltimore Bullets), dies at 80
2002 Highlights

About October 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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