On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Paul Martin becomes Prime Minister of Canada after resignation of Jean Chretien

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

Famous Deaths

  • Heydər Əliyev, President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
  • Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), dies at 77
  • Keiko, orca (killer whale), star of Free Willy (b. 1976)