September 2002 calendar

September 2002

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2002.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2002: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2002?


  • 01 Sep 2002 Conflict between Israelis and Palestinians: The Arab League has disowned the Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-up's final statement. They claim that they support Israel's right of existence within pre-1967 borders and that the conflict in Middle East is not between all Jews but only Palestinians and Israelis.
  • 03 Sep 2002 Consolidated Freightways is the third-largest U.S. trucking company and files for bankruptcy.
  • 04 Sep 2002 At the World Basketball Championships, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Argentina beat the United States 87 to 80. This was the first international loss for a team of National Basketball Association players in the United States.
  • 05 Sep 2002 In Kandahar, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan was assassinated. The Governor of Kandahar was wounded by a gunman in the uniform of the Afghan Army. One of the President's bodyguards was also killed by the gunman.
  • 06 Sep 2002 Terrorist Attack on September 11, 2001/Memorials & Services: A joint session of the US Congress is held in Federal Hall, New York City. This was the original capital of the United States.
  • 07 Sep 2002 2002 US Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams.
  • 08 Sep 2002 2002 US Open: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi in 4 sets to win his 14th major record.
  • 09 Sep 2002 Judit Pologar defeats Garry Kasparov in a speed chess game.
  • 10 Sep 2002 Switzerland is now a full member in good standing of the United Nations.
  • 11 Sep 2002 The World Summit on Sustainable Development is over.
  • 12 Sep 2002 U.S. President George W. Bush addressed the United Nations and challenged its members to confront "grave-and-growing danger" from Iraq or remain silent while the United States and other like-minded countries act.
  • 14 Sep 2002 The world record for the 100-meter dash was broken by Tim Montgomery from the United States. He ran 9.78 seconds, beating the previous record of 9.79 held by Maurice Greene in 1999.
  • 16 Sep 2002 Cryptography: A worrying theoretical attack on the Advanced Encryption Standard AES (AES), has been published in a paper written by Nicolas Courtois, Josef Pieprzyk and titled "Cryptanalysis of block ciphers with overdefined systems of equationsampquot. This seems to reveal a surprising theoretical weakness in AES's algorithm.
  • 18 Sep 2002 After three days of negotiations at Sattahip in Thailand, the Tamil Tigers accepted independence from Sri Lanka and acquiesced to autonomy in the north-west and northwest.
  • 19 Sep 2002 A coup attempt by disillusioned former soldiers of Cote d'Ivoire failed. General Robert Guei was killed. He was a former military dictator of the nation. Guei was shot to death when his car refused stop at a traffic light in downtown Abidjan. The cities of Bouake, Korhogo and Korhogo are still under the control of rebels.
  • 20 Sep 2002 U.S. plans to invade Iraq: White House officials and Pentagon officials announced that Gen. Tommy Franks had presented detailed war plans to President Bush at the beginning of September.
  • 21 Sep 2002 Recent celebrity deaths: Robert L. Forward, science fiction author, dies.
  • 22 Sep 2002 German Federal Election leaves Gerhard Schroder, his Social Democrats, and the Greens at the top.
  • 23 Sep 2002 Release of the first public version Mozilla Firefox's web browser (''Phoenix 0.1’').
  • 24 Sep 2002 Technology: Motorola announced a single chip satellite navigation receiver. This will allow for the addition of location-specific functions in low-cost ubiquitous computing devices. The chip includes RF processing as well as analog signal processing and digital signal processing. It also has a CPU.
  • 25 Sep 2002 The Vitim event, which could have a bolide impact on Siberia, Russia.
  • 26 Sep 2002 Overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Joola, crashes off Gambia's coast killing over 1,000 people.
  • 27 Sep 2002 Timor-Leste (East Timor), joins the United Nations.
  • 28 Sep 2002 To protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq, hundreds of thousands marched through London. Around a hundred thousand protested in Rome.
  • 30 Sep 2002 Following ethics scandals, Senator Robert Torricelli (D.N.J.) has withdrawn from his campaign for reelection.
  • 04 Sep 2002 The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record, until the Cleveland Indians surpassed it in 2017.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 2002?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Dilemma
  2. - Hot In Herre
  3. - Complicated
  4. - Gangsta Lovin'
  5. - Just A Friend

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Colourblind
  2. - The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)
  3. - Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)
  4. - Got To Have Your Love
  5. - Round Round


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2002?

Summer Pleasures by Nora Roberts

Summer Pleasures


Second Nature. Lee Radcliffe wanted an exclusive interview with Hunter Brown, the notoriously private horror writer. Hunter agreed to an interview with Lee on condition that it be conducted on a camping trip.

Blood Of Victory by Alan Furst

Blood Of Victory


Russian journalist I. is born in the autumn 1940. A. Serebin is captured in Istanbul by an agent from the British secret service to carry out a clandestine operation against German importation

The Art Of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Art Of Travel


Any Baedeker can tell us where to go, but Alain de Botton can tell us how and why.

Black House by Stephen King, Peter Strau

Black House


Collaboration is the sequel to dark fantasy?EURoeTheTalisman?EUR?.

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

The Apprentice


The Surgeon's bestselling author returns, and so does the chilling novel's villain. Warren Hoyt, despite being behind bars, haunts a helpless town, seemingly to leave his evil legacy.