On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, dies at 96
  • Marianne Hoppe, German theater and film actress (Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 93