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 (1914-2002)

American screenwriter (On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), lyricist ("Bells Are Ringing"; "Just In Time"), and playwright (It's Always Fair Weather) - all usually with collaborator Betty Comden, 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
  • Richard Helms, American intelligence official (CIA head 1966-73), dies at 89
2002 Highlights

About October 23, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • UK #1 Song: Dilemma - Nelly Ft. Kelly Rowland