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 singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), 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? 17 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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