What Happened on October 26, 2002

Historical Events

  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Arlington Park, winners: Volponi, Vindication, Azeri, High Chaparral, Starine, Storm Flag Flying, Domedriver, Orientate
  • Moscow Theatre Siege ends: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before

Famous Weddings

Jessica Simpson

American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, dies at 94
  • Movsar Barayev, Chechen Islamist militia leader during the Second Chechen War, dies at 23

About October 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 11 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