What Happened on December 1, 2003

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Irwin, Australian TV personality and photographer, born in Buderim, Australia
Born in 2003

Famous Deaths

  • Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  • Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (2 x Olympic gold 2-man, 4-man 1968; World C'ships 9 x gold), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 75
2003 Highlights

About December 1, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stand Up - Ludacris Featuring Shawnna
  • UK #1 Song: Leave Right Now - Will Young