March 2002 in history

March 2002 events chronologically

Mar 1 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan
Mar 1 The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons)
Mar 1 The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€)
Mar 2 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities)
Mar 4 Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission
Mar 19 Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election
Mar 27 Passover massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel

Top 7 most famous people died in March 2002

Mar 11 James Tobin an American economist who, in his lifetime, served on the Council of Economic Advisors and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and taught at Harvard and Yale Universities. He developed the ideas of Keynesian economics, and advocated government intervention to stabilize output and avoid recessions. His academic work included pioneering contributions to the study of investment, monetary and fiscal policy and financial markets. He also proposed an econometric model for censored endogenous variables, the well-known "Tobit model". Tobin received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1981
Mar 13 Hans-Georg Gadamer a German philosopher of the continental tradition, best known for his 1960 magnum opus Truth and Method on hermeneutics.
Mar 24 César Milstein a Argentinian biochemist, ] in the field of antibody research. Milstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges F. Köhler
Mar 27 Billy Wilder an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film , and was the first person to accomplish this
Mar 27 Milton Berle an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater , he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age
Mar 27 Dudley Moore an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
Mar 30 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was queen consort of the United Kingdom from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress of India