What Happened on September 25, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.

Famous Weddings

  • Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome

Famous Deaths

  • Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
  • Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)