What Happened on October 24, 2002

Historical Events

  • Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.

Music History

Twyla Tharp's rock ballet "Movin' Out", set to songs of Billy Joel, opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,303 performances

Film Release

Wuxia film "Hero" directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Jet Li released in China (US release 2004)

2002 History

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), dies from injuries at 84
  • Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)

About October 24, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 7 months and 9 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