Historical Events on January 1, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 31st Fiesta Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Colorado, 38-16
  • 68th Sugar Bowl: #12 LSU beats #7 Illinois, 47-34
  • Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
  • Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
  • The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.