On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday

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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress, comedian, writer and producer Amy Poehler
Actress, comedian, writer and producer
Amy Poehler

Famous Deaths

  • Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)
  • Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)