2002 in History
January 1 Rose Bowl, Miami Hurricanes beat Nebraska Cornhuskers 37 - 14
January 1 The Euro becomes the official currency for most of Europe
January 29 In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush likens Iraq, Iran and North Korea to an 'axis of evil'
February 3 Super Bowl XXXVI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17
February 9 XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City Utah/Quebec City
February 12 Iran Air Tours flight 956 crashes into a mountain in Iran killing 119
February 20 Stove mishap sets Egyption train on fire, kills over 360 people
February 24 XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City Utah/Quebec City
February 27 44th Grammy Awards, U2, Alicia Keyes, Nelly Furtado and James Taylor win major awards
March 3 Earthquake kills at least 150 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
March 24 74th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Whoopi Goldberg hosts, A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture, Denzell Washington and Hallie Berry win lead acting awards
March 25 Earthquake kills at least 1,000 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
March 31 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio
April 1 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
April 14 66th Golf Masters Championship:
April 15 Air China flight 129 crashes into a mountain near Pusan, South Korea killing 128
May 7 China Northern Airlines flight 6163 crashes in the ocean near Dalian, China after a fire is reported onboard, killing 112
May 25 China Airlines flight 611 crashes near Taiwan, killing 225, crash probably due to structural failure
June 3 Tony Awards, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Private Lives revival, and Into the Woods revival won major awards
June 12 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0
June 13 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 1
June 22 Earthquake kills at least 260 in western Iran
July 6 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
July 7 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor,
July 7 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Lleyton Hewitt beat David Nalbandian
July 7 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Likhovtseva beat Kevin Ullyett and Daniela Hantuchova
July 7 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams Paola Suarez and Virginia Ruano
August 31 WNBA Championships, Los Angeles Sparks beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0
October 12 Nearly 200 tourists murdered by Islamist terrorist bombs in Bali
October 27 World Series, Anaheim Angels beat San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3