2002 – A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as well as in the seven other sexual assault cases pending against him.
2002 – Eminem scored his third UK No.1 single with ‘Without Me.’
2002 – The first episode of ‘At Home With The Osbournes’ was shown on MTV in the UK.
2002 – More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is taken to a local hospital.
2002 – Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy’s post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70.
2002 – Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist of the year (guitar); his “Sweet Tea” is named contemporary blues album of the year.
2002 – British tenor Russel Watson takes two major honors at the third annual Classical Brit Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. His album “Encore” is named Rover album of the year; he won in the same category the year before for “The Voice.”
2002 – winners at the 47th Ivor Novello awards included, Dido for Songwriter of the year, Best song went to U2, ‘Walk On.’ Kylie Minogue won The Dance Award and Most Performed Work and International Hit for ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.’ Hear’say won Bestselling UK single for ‘Pure And Simple’. Mick Hucknall […]
2002 – ‘Up For Grabs’ opened at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre featuring Madonna in the lead role. The first night crowd complained that the singer was lacking in vocal power and strained to hear her lines.
2002 – Cliff Richard announced plans to launch a new wine “Vida Nova”. 27,000 bottles of the Portuguese red from the grapes of his 25 acre estate would go on sale at £8.99 ($15.28) a bottle.
2002 – Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm’s tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the Deaths of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.
2002 – Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century’s best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86.