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Major Events of 2002

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.

George W. Bush

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.

Queen Mother

East Timor independent from Indonesia.

Organisation of African Unity becomes African Union.

Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II

Winona Ryder convicted of shoplifting.

Winona Ryder

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
  • Olympic Games:
  • American Football:

    2002 Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXXVI):

    • Winning Team: New England Patriots

    • Losing Team: St. Louis Rams

  • Baseball:

    2002 World Series

    • Winning Team: Anaheim Angels

    • Losing Team: San Francisco Giants

  • Soccer:

    2002 FIFA World Cup:

    • Host Nation for World Cup Finals:s for World Cup Finals: South Korea and Japan

    • Winners: Brazil

    • Runners-Up: Germany

    • The first World Cup Finals held in Asia.

    • The first World Cup Finals where hosting is shared between two nations.

    2002 Champions League:

    • Winners: Real Madrid

    • Runners-Up: Bayer Leverkusen

2002 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains

  • Autism Awareness Year (UK)

  • National Science Year (UK)

  • Year of the Outback (Australia)

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