What Happened on August 11, 2003

Historical Events

  • A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
  • Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2003 History

Famous Deaths

  • Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks (1937-2003)

American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), dies in a car accident at 66

About August 11, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy In Love - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  • UK #1 Song: Breathe - Blu Cantrell Ft. Sean Paul