What Happened on September 8, 2002

Historical Events

Theatrical Finale

Revival of Herb Gardner's stage comedy "I'm Not Rappaport", starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, closes at the Booth Theatre, NYC, after 53 performances

  • Rookie quarterback David Carr throws for 2 TDs as the Houston Texans beat Dallas Cowboys 19-10 to become only the 2nd expansion team (1961 Minnesota Vikings) to win their inaugural game
  • Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 14th and final Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

2002 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaten Matarazzo, American actor (Stranger Things), born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Born in 2002

Famous Deaths

  • Laurie Williams, West Indian cricket all-rounder (15 ODIs, 18 wickets; Jamaica), dies in a car accident at 33

About September 8, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
  • UK #1 Song: The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) - Atomic Kitten