On This Day

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.

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li

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)
2002 Highlights

About October 24, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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