On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

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