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- Major Events of 2002
- MLB: 2002 World Series
Anaheim Angels win 4-3 against the San Francisco Giants
- Oct 19...San Francisco 4 at Anaheim 3
- Oct 20...San Francisco 10 at Anaheim 11
- Oct 22...Anaheim 10 at San Francisco 4
- Oct 23...Anaheim 3 at San Francisco 4
- Oct 24...Anaheim 4 at San Francisco 16
- Oct 26...San Francisco 5 at Anaheim 6
- Oct 27...San Francisco 1 at Anaheim 4
- NFL: Super Bowl XXXVI
New England Patriots win 20-17 against the St. Louis Rams
- Super Bowl Box Score:
New England...0 14 3 3-20
St. Louis...........3 0 0 14-17
- Professional Golf
Men's Majors winners
- The Masters: Tiger Woods... -12, margin of 3
- US Open: Tiger Woods, -3 to par
- British Open: Ernie Els, -6 (PO)
- PGA Championship: Tiger Woods, -18 to par
Women's Majors winners
- Kraft Nabisco Championship: Annika Sörenstam... 70-71-71-68& 150;-280
- US Women's Open: Juli Inkster... -4 to par
- McDonald's LPGA Championship: Se Ri Pak
- Weetabix Women's British Open: Karrie Web
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- Donnie Darko
- Spirited Away
- Ocean's Eleven
- A Beautiful Mind
- Black Hawk Down
- Best Picture: Chicago
- Best Director: Roman Polanski for The Pianist
- Best actor in a leading role: Adrien Brody - The Pianist
- Best actress in a leading role: Nicole Kidman - The Hours
- Best actor in a supporting role: Chris Cooper - Adaptation.
- Best actress in a supporting role: Catherine Zeta-Jones - Chicago
- Record of the Year: "Walk On" - U2
- Song of the Year: "Fallin" - Alicia Keys
- Album of the Year: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Best New Artist: Alicia Keys
- Peace: Jimmy Carter (USA) - former President of the United States "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development"
- Physiology or Medicine: Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz, & John E. Sulston "for establishing the precise order in which cells in the worm C. elegans divide and die, and for elucidating the process of programmed cell death or apoptosis"
- Economic Sciences: Daniel Kahneman (Israel/USA), Vernon L. Smith (USA) "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms"
- Chemistry: Kurt Wüthrich (Switzerland), John B. Fenn (USA), & Koichi Tanaka (Japan) "for their development of methods for identification and structure analyses of biological macromolecules"
- Physics: Raymond Davis Jr. and Masatoshi Koshiba (Japan) "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos"
Riccardo Giacconi "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources"
- Literature: Imre Kertész (Hungary - Hungarian)
- Public Service: New York Times, for "A Nation Challenged"
- National Reporting: Staff, New York Times
- International Reporting: Barry Bearak, New York Times
- Editorial Writing: Alex Raksin & Bob Sipchen, Los Angeles Times
- Editorial Cartooning: Clay Bennett, Christian Science Monitor
- Photography: Staff, New York Times
- Commentary: Thomas Friedman, New York Times
- Criticism: Justin Davidson, Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.
- Feature Writing: Barry Siegel, Los Angeles Times
- Beat Reporting: Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
- Explanatory Reporting: Staff, New York Times
- Investigative Reporting: Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham, & Sarah Cohen, Washington Post
- Breaking News: Staff, Wall Street Journal
- Fiction: Richard Russo, Empire Falls
- Drama: Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
- History: Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
- Poetry: Carl Dennis, Practical Gods
- Music: Henry Brant, Ice Field