On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 2003

Historical Events

  • 107th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya men's champion in 2:10:11; Svetlana Zakharova of Russia women's winner in 2:25:19

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNina Simone

Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone

2003 Highlights

About April 21, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus