What Happened on August 27, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 60th Venice Film Festival: "The Return" directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev wins Golden Lion
  • Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.

Famous Deaths

  • Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, dies at 84
  • Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)