On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2003

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"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

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen

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? 17 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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