The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2019. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 2002
- January 1, 2002 – Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
- February 12, 2002 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 27, 2002 – Godhra train burning: A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.
- April 26, 2002 – Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
- May 20, 2002 – The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and three years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
- July 14, 2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
- November 8, 2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.
- November 10, 2002 – Veteran’s Day weekend tornado outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater but the theater is evacuated prior to the hit.
- November 15, 2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
- December 23, 2002 – An MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25.
Who Were Born On 2002?
- February 14, 2002 – Uggie, American acting dog (d. 2015)
- February 26, 2002 – Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, American conjoined twins
- April 21, 2002 – Carl and Clarence Aguirre, Filipino-American conjoined twins
- May 6, 2002 – Emily Alyn Lind, American actress
- June 8, 2002 – Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau van Amsberg
- June 10, 2002 – Belinda Mariano, Filipino actress
- August 30, 2002 – Raffey Cassidy, English actress
- October 14, 2002 – Youssif, Iraqi burn victim
- November 19, 2002 – Gaia Cauchi, Maltese singer
- December 28, 2002 – Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)