What Happened on December 12, 2003

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Heydar Aliyev [Heydər Əliyev], Soviet-Azerbaijani politician (President of Azerbaijan, 1983-2003), dies at 80
  • Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American clergyman (Roman Catholic Bishop of Honolulu, 1982-93), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Keiko, orca (killer whale), star of Free Willy (b. 1976)
2003 Highlights

About December 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • UK #1 Song: Leave Right Now - Will Young