Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
2002 (Roman Numerals: MMII) was the 2nd year of the 21st century. 2002 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2002.
News Events of 2002
President George Bush identifies Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the "Axis of Evil".
President George Bush faints after choking on a pretzel.
Accountacy and auditing scandals engulf Enron, Worldcom and other US businesses.
Swiss voters vote in favor of joining the United Nations.
Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of the UK.
East Timor independent from Indonesia.
Organisation of African Unity becomes African Union.
Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Winona Ryder convicted of shoplifting.
Moscow Theater seige: Chechen terrorists take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage in the House of Culture.
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe finds evidence of large water deposits on Mars.
UN Security Council passes Resolution 1441 requiring Iraq to disarm or face "serious consequences".
Sports in 2002
2002 Was Designated As
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