On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 2002

Historical Events

  • Opus Dei founder JosemarĂ­a Escrivá is canonized.
  • The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

Famous Deaths

  • Chuck Rayner, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1950; NHL All-Star 1949, 50, 51; New York Americans, New York Rangers), dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
2002 Highlights

About October 6, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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