What Happened on December 17, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "The Return of the King" 3rd Lord of the Ring films is released. Makes US$72 million opening weekend, 2nd film to gross over 1 billion worldwide.
  • SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.
  • The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Lee, father of Wikipedia user, James Lee (b. 1948)
  • Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Otto Graham, NFL Quarterback, dies of a heart aneurysm at 82

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham