This page relates to the year 2002 of the Gregorian Calendrier.
- January 31st
- Opening of the Swiss World economic forum of Davos in . Laurent Fabius, Minister for Finance, represents the France there.
- With Porto Alegre with the Brazil, opening of a against-forum.
- : Daniel Pearl, journalist of the Wall Street Journal , captured eight days earlier with the Pakistan, is decapitated by its kidnappers.
- 18 with the March 22nd: International Conference on the financing of the development organized by UNO with Monterrey, Mexico.
- March 21st : Ahmed Omar Saïd Sheik, chief of the assassins of Daniel Pearl, is stopped with the Pakistan.
- August 26th with the September 4th: Summit of the Earth of Johannesburg, with the presence of many chiefs of State (of which the president Jacques Chirac), of Undertaken S of essential services and ONG.
the United Nations
Africa and Indian Ocean
- January 18th : In Democratic republic of Congo, eruption of the Volcano Nyiragongo, devastating the town of Gummed.
- January 23rd : The Cyclone Dined striking the island on the Meeting.
- February 22nd: Jonas Savimbi, leader of the rebellion of UNITA, in Angola, is killed in a ambush.
- March 12th : Launching of Radio operator One, first free radio of the Mauritius.
- June 8th: Amadou Toumani Touré becomes president of the Mali. The following day, Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani is named Prime Minister.
- September 26th in the neighborhoods of 23:00, the “Joola”, ship of a capacity of 550 people, sinks in a few minutes off the Gambian coasts. Approximately 2000 Senegal board perish.
- the year 2002 in Canada
- January 2nd : In Argentinian, in a context of economic crisis, Eduardo Duhalde is elected president by the Argentinian congress.
- January 6th : Argentinian, devaluation of the peso of 28% compared to the dollar.
- February 23rd : Removal by the FARC, in Colombia, of Ingrid Betancourt, candidate with the presidential election.
- 11 - April 14th : Coup d'etat unfruitful of Pedro Carmona against the president Venezuelan Hugo Chavez.
- July 18th: The French of Moroccan origin Zacarias Moussaoui, only person continued within the framework of the attacks of the September 11th, tries to plead guilty, but the judge imposes one week of additional reflection to him.
- February 22nd: A cease-fire negotiated by Norwegian mediators between into force with the Sri Lanka.
- February 26th : Chen Liangyu (56 years) becomes mayor of Shanghai (China).
- February 27th : Beginning of a series of riots antimusulmanes with Gujarat, in India, caused by the fire of a train of pilgrim Hindus. They show several hundreds of killed and tens of thousands of people moved.
- May 20th: The Eastern Timor becomes a country independent of the Indonesia.
- July 18th: The Indian members of Parliament elect as Head of State A.P.J Abdul Kalam, father of the Indian nuclear deterrence and third president resulting from the Moslem minority.
- August 5th: The new mayor of Shanghai (China), Chen Liangyu wants to make his city, in the three years to come, the center of the domestic financial market, and one of the international financial centers most important for one duration from ten to twenty years.
- August 14th: Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji becomes Prime Minister for the Bhutan.
- 8 with the November 14th: XVIe Congress of the Chinese Communist party with Beijing (China).
- November 14th: With Beijing (China), 2 132 deputy present of XVIe Congrès of the Chinese Communist party elect, with the secret vote and in two turns of vote, 198 regular members, 158 temporary members of the Central committee, like 121 Members of the central Commission of control of the discipline, and new the general secretary of the Central committee of the PCC: Hu Jintao.
- December 3rd: The great dream of Shanghai, the “ Pearl of the East ”, became reality, since the Chinese metropolis has been indicated to organize the World Fair 2010 , which will thus be held, for the first time for 151 years, in a developing country.
- January 1st : Official launch of the Euro in parts and tickets in twelve countries out of the fifteen of the European Union; disappearance of the 12 national currencies to the profit of the euro.
- April 29th: Diane Pretty is seen refusing its right to die by the European Cour of the human rights.
- November 19th: Shipwreck of the Prestige to broad of the Portugal and the Spain.
- October 22nd: Explosion in a coking plant, making three died and about thirty wounded
- the year 2002 in France
- March 4th: Law n° 2002-303 on the new organization of the health system. The Chiropraticien S are recognized officially.
- March 26th : Exaggerated, Richard Durn, kills eight members of the municipal council of Nanterre before being girdled. He commits suicide two days later by throwing window of the police station.
- April 21st: First turn of the French presidential election. Jacques Chirac (5 665.855 votes, 19,88%) and Jean-Marie Le Pen (4 804.713 votes, 16,86%) reaches to the second turn. The socialist candidate, Lionel Jospin, are eliminated with 16,2%.
- May 1st: A demonstration joins together with Paris more than one million people according to the organizers, very party and any confused bunch.
- May 5th: Re-election of Jacques Chirac, with 82% of the votes compared with 18% with Jean-Marie Le Pen.
- May 6th: In France, Jean-Pierre Raffarin is named Prime Minister.
- May 11th: During the final of the cut of France between Bastia and Lorient, of the spectators whistle the Marseillaise .
- June 9th and June 16th: First and second turn of the legislative elections; victory of the UMP, left the president Jacques Chirac.
- June 19th: The leader of the Peasant confederation, Jose Bove, which must still carry out two months and ten days of prison for the “disassembling” of a restaurant McDonald's with Millau in 1999, goes to the prison of Villeneuve-the-Maguelone… out of tractor!
- July 14th: With 9:58, at the time of the procession of the national festival, a militant of extreme right-hand side related to the Radical Unit, Maxime Brunerie, tries to kill the president of the Republic Jacques Chirac
- 8 and September 9th: Floods in the south of France (23 dead including 22 in Gard, 1,2 billion euros of damage for 6 departments)
- September 18th: Maurice Papon is released for medical reasons by the Court of Appeal of Paris.
- October 4th: Meurtre of Sohane Benziane, a 17 year old young girl burned alive to Vitry-sur-Seine, which starts a sharp emotion.
- November 17th: Congress founder of UMP to the Le Bourget (Seine-Saint-Denis); Alain Juppe is elected president, the party is renamed Union for a popular movement (UMP).
- November 28th: 200.000.000 visitor of the Eiffel Tower.
- November 29th: Drama of Loriol-sur-Drôme: on the A7, a motorist mortally strikes firemen who intervened on an accident.
- April 1st: The Netherlands are the first country of the world to legalize the euthanasia.
- the year 2002 in Switzerland
- December 13rd: Adoption of a new law on the federal Parliament abrogeant the Federal law March 23rd 1962 on the procedure of the federal Parliament, like on the form, publication and the coming into effect of the legislative acts.
- February 12th : The lawsuit of the Yugoslav former president Slobodan Milosevic starts with the International penal court for ex-Yugoslavia, with $the Hague.
- March 4th: The moderate leader albanophone Ibrahim Rugova is elected president of the Kosovo by the Parliament of the Serb province under international control since 1999.
The Middle East and country arabo-Moslems
- March 27th : A Attack-suicide kills 28 Israéliens with Netanya.
- April 27th: The president of the Turkish Republic Ahmet Necdet Sezer puts his veto at the law of amnesty which would have made it possible to cancel the sorrow of Mehmet Ali Ağca, initially condemned to the life imprisonment (sorrow reduced thereafter to ten years of imprisonment), for the murder in 1979 of the publication director of the daily newspaper Milliyet, Abdi İpekçi.
Chronologies sets of themes
Arts & culture
- Not dated: Old the Matador Manuel Benítez Pérez “El Cordobés” is proclaimed “Fifth Caliph of the Bullfighting” by the ayuntamiento of Cordoue.
- March 15th: With alternative Valence (Spain), of Antón the Cortes, Spanish Matador.
- May 9th: With alternate Nimes (France, Department of Gard), of César Jiménez, Spanish Matador .
- June 12th: With Salamanque (Spain), alternate of Javier Ricardo Sánchez San Jose known as “Javier Valverde”, Spanish Matador.
- August 4th: With alternate Barcelona (Spain), of Serafín Marín, Spanish Matador.
- unknown Date: Joseph Stiglitz, former economist with the the World Bank publishes the Great Disillusion , in which it is shown very critical with regard to the the IMF.
See also: 2002 in aeronautics
See also: 2002 in the railroads
See also: 2002 in sport
See also: 2002 in football
- Nobel Prize of physics: Masatoshi Koshiba, Raymond Davis Jr., Riccardo Giacconi
- Nobel Prize of chemistry: John B. Fenn, Koichi Tanaka and Kurt Wüthrich
- Nobel Prize of physiology or medicine: Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston
- Nobel Prize of literature: Imre Kertész
- Nobel Prize of peace: Jimmy Carter
Births in 2002
Death in 2002
- : Nafissa Sid Cara, first woman Minister for Ve République, first Moslem woman member of the French government (° 1910)
- January 4th:
- Pierre-Roland Giot, Prehistorian French, considered as the creator of the Armorican Archeology modern. (° September 23rd 1919).
- Freddy Heineken, Dutch president of Heineken (° 1923)
- January 7th: Louis Mitelberg, caricaturist and sculptor Polish (° 1919)
- January 7th: Rene Étiemble, French writer (° January 26th 1909)
- January 11th: Henri Verneuil, French scenario writer (° October 15th 1920)
- January 12th: Cyrus Vance, former American Secretary of State under the administration of president Carter (° 1917)
- January 13rd: Pierre Joubert, French draftsman
- January 15th: Michel Poniatowski, former minister for the French Interior (° 1922)
- January 16th: Jean Elleinstein, French historian
- January 17th: Camilo Jose That, Spanish writer (° 1916)
- January 20th: Jean-All Saints' day Desanti, French philosopher
- January 23rd: Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (° 1930)
- January 24th: Elie Hobeika, ex-minister and former chief of the Christian militia Lebanese (° 1957)
- January 28th: Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer for children (° 1907)
- January 31st: Karel Voous, botanical Dutch (° June 23rd 1920)
- February 2nd: Jacques Hondelatte, French architect
- February 3rd: Andre Diligent, French politician
- February 3rd: Raymond Gérôme, actor and Belgian director
- February 3rd: Julien Rassam, French actor
- February 9th: Princess Margaret, younger sister by the Elizabeth II queen of the United Kingdom (° 1930)
- February 10th: Traudl Junge, secretary of Adolf Hitler (° March 16th 1920)
- February 14th: Genevieve of Gaulle-Anthonioz, militant caritative Frenchwoman, old resistant and niece of the general of the same name.
- February 15th: Daniel Pearl, American journalist killed by the Talibans in Pakistan
- February 16th: Raymond Lacombe, former president of the National federation of the trade unions of farmers (FNSEA)
- February 21st: Georges Vedel, French academician and former member of the constitutional council
- February 22nd: Jonas Savimbi, chief of the National union for the independence of Angola (UNITA)
- February 22nd: Chuck Jones, American draftsman (Bugs Bunny)
- February 25th: Bloch-Woolly François, senior civil servant of the State and former president of the Crédit Lyonnais
- March 5th: Jacques Kalisz, French architect (° September 6th 1926)
- March 6th: Ralph Rumney, British artist
- March 11th: James Tobin, American economist and creator of the idea of a tax on the financial affairs
- March 12th: Louis-Marie Ball, cardinal French, archbishop of Lyon and Primat of Gaules
- March 12th: Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois painter
- March 14th: Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
- March 16th: Carmelo Bucket, Italian actor
- March 23rd: Eileen Farrel, soprano American
- March 24th: Claude Quin, former general president-director of the RATP
- March 27th: Billy Wilder, realizer, producer and scenario writer
- March 28th: Klaus Growing, former lawyer of the Fraction Red Army (FAR) and ex-spy with Stasi, political police of the ex- GDR
- March 30th: Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyons, queen mother of the United Kingdom (° August 4th 1900)
- April 5th: Layne Staley, singer states-unien of Alice in Chains (° 1967)
- April 8th: Maria Felix, Mexican actress
- April 11th: Pierre Siniac, French writer (° 1928)
- April 18th: Thor Heyerdahl, exploring Norwegian who had crossed the Pacific on the Kon-Tiki raft in 1947
- April 20th: Francis Lemarque, singer and composer-songwriter French (° 1917)
- April 20th: Pierre Rapsat, singer and Belgian composer-songwriter (° 1948)
- April 27th: Baron von Thyssen, one of the largest collectors of art of the world
- April 27th: Ruth Handler, the creative one of the headstock Barbie
- April 28th: General Alexandre Lebed, governor and former candidate with the Russian presidency
- May 5th: Antoine Riboud, founder and former president of the group Danone
- May 5th: Hugo Banzer, Bolivian politician
- May 6th: Pim Fortuyn, leader of the populist ultra-right-hand side Dutchwoman
- May 10th: Yves Robert, scenario writer and actor French (° 1920)
- May 18th: Laurette Fugain, girl of Stéphanie and Michel Fugain, Association Laurette Fugain
- May 20th: Stephen Jay Gould American paleontologist
- May 22nd: Niki de Saint Phalle, painter and Franco-American sculptrice
- May 22nd: Bertrand Boulin, wire of the former minister RPR Robert Boulin, teacher, cofounder of S.O.S children
- May 26th: Michel Jobert, former Foreign Minister, government Pierre Messmer (° 1921)
- June 1st: Jacques Fauvet, writer
- June 14th: Jacques Briard, Prehistorian and Archeologist French. (° 1933).
- June 20th: Timothy Findley, anglophone Canadian writer
- June 26th: Maximiliano Kosteki, Argentinian painter . (° 1980).
- June 27th: John Entwistle, British musician of rock'n'roll
- June 28th: François Périer, French actor (° November 10th 1919)
- July 2nd: Ray Brown, double bass player of American Jazz
- July 4th: Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician
- July 6th: John Frankenheimer, American scenario writer (° 1930)
- July 9th
- July 13rd: El-Mallah Mohamed, Egyptian biologist (° 1940)
- July 14th: Joachim Balaguer, Dominican politician
- July 19th: Alexandre Ginzbourg, dissident and Russian journalist
- August 5th: Free Lucentini, Italian writer, joint author of detective novels with his compatriot Carlo Fruttero
- August 5th: Francisco Coloane, Chilean writer
- August 6th: Edsger Dijkstra, Mathematician and data processing specialist Dutch
- August 19th: Abou Nidal, Palestinian, chief of the revolutionary Fatah-Council (Fatah-CR), historical figure of international terrorism
- August 19th: Eduardo Chillida, Spanish sculptor
- August 23rd: Colette Boulin, widow of the French former minister Robert Boulin
- August 31st: Lionel Hampton, American jazzman
- September 5th: David Todd Wilkinson American astronomer pioneer of the study of the cosmological thermal Radiation
- September 8th: Henri Rol-Tanguy, figure of communist Resistance and the Release of Paris
- September 14th: Henri Fenet, commander S French (° 1919)
- September 19th: General Robert Guéï, author of a coup d'etat in Ivory Coast in 1999 then directing of the junta to the capacity until October 2000
- September 21st: Robert Forward, physicist and American author (° August 15th 1932)
- September 25th: Joffre Dumazedier, French sociologist (° 1915)
- September 26th: Philippe Cut, the last of the “Mousquemers”, trio of pioneers of deep-sea diving to which Jacques-Yves Cousteau (° 1905) belongbelonged
- October 2nd: Paul Sérant, journalist, essay writer and novelist
- October 4th: Andre Delvaux, Belgian realizer
- October 5th: Brigitte Massin, musicologist and music lover Frenchwoman
- October 6th: Prince Claus of the Netherlands, husband of the queen Béatrix
- October 15th: Jean Jacques Mack, humanistic Alsatian
- October 19th
- Manual Álvarez Cheer, Mexican photographer
- Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (° 1932)
- October 20th: Bernard Fresson (71 years), actor
- October 21st: François Soubeyran, members of the vocal quartet the Brothers Jacques
- October 22nd: Richard Helms, former director of the CIA (1966-1973)
- October 25th: Christine Gouze-Renal, producing of cinema Frenchwoman
- October 25th: Rene Thom, French mathematician, father of the “theory of the catastrophes” (° 1923)
- October 26th: General Jacques Massu (94 years).
- October 30th: Pierre Aigrain, physicist and politician French
- October 30th: Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish scenario writer
- October 31st: Raymond Savignac, advertizing French
- October 31st: Lionel Poilâne, French baker (° 1945)
- November 1st: Pierre Fédida, French psychoanalyst
- November 3rd: Jonathan Harris, American actor
- November 7th: Rudolf Augstein, founder and owner of the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel
- November 8th: Zoe Oldenbourg, Russian novelist
- November 12th: Raoul Diagne, international of Football French. 92 years.
- November 14th: Charles Dupuis, Belgian, one of the pioneers of the cartoon, editor of the newspaper Spirou
- November 17th: Abba Eban, diplomatic Israeli, Labor former minister for the Foreign affairs (1966-1974)
- November 18th: James Coburn, American actor
- November 23rd: Maritie Carpentier, producing Frenchwoman of variety programmes
- November 23rd: Roberto Matta, painter Chile in regarded as the last of the surrealist
- November 24th: Aminata Fall, jazzwoman and actress sénégalaise
- November 24th: John Rawls, American philosopher
- November 29th: Daniel Gélin, French actor
- February 1st: Pierre Peugeot, industrialist, president of the board of trustees of automobile group PSA Peugeot-Citroen
- December 2nd: Ivan Illich, catholic priest, specialist in the questions of education
- December 21st: Patrick Bourrat, to defer TF1
- December 22nd: Joe Strummer, the head of the group The Clash and a hero of the working class
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