What Happened on October 24, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

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.

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)