Things that happened in 2002

By: Gabrielle Alise Hammons

January 2002

Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.


  • 52nd NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 8-5 at Los Angeles, California.
  • 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris.
  • 35th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center.
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
  • A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
  • Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists.
  • Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.
  • The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
  • Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
  • The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
  • The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
  • Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay.
  • The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.


HAIR IN 2002

  • A year of three-part fringes.
  • In 2002, chunky highlights were in.

  • It was cool to offset a high pony with a fluffy visor.


People loved wearing chokers because they thought it was cute and stylish and it was also a huge trend in 2002!


sweat bands were a huge trend in 2002 because people loved wearing them!