What Happened on August 23, 2003

Historical Events

  • 9th Athletics World Championships open at Saint-Denis, France

Famous Weddings

Julianne Moore

"The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, dies of lung cancer and brain tumor at 57
  • Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • John Geoghan, American Catholic priest, and convicted sex offender, killed in prison at 68
2003 Highlights

About August 23, 2003

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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