On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 2002

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 ("It's Always Fair Weather"), dies at 87
  • Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, dies at 96
  • Marianne Hoppe, German theater and film actress (Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 93
2002 Highlights

About October 23, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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