On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2003

Historical Events

  • Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.

Famous Weddings

Amy Poehler

Comedian Amy Poehler (31) marries fellow comedian Will Arnett (33)

Famous Deaths

  • Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b. 1939)
  • Michel Constantin, French film actor, dies at 79
  • Patrick Procktor, English artist, dies at 67
2003 Highlights

About August 29, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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