On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2003

Historical Events

  • 69th Sugar Bowl: #4 Georgia beats #16 Florida State, 26-13
  • 89th Rose Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats #7 Washington State, 34-14

Famous Weddings

  • "A Beautiful Mind" actress Jennifer Connelly (32) weds actor Paul Bettany in Scotland
  • "Lord of The Rings" actress Miranda Otto (35) weds actor Peter O'Brien (44) at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), dies at 79
  • F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), dies at 74
  • Joe Foss, American fighter ace, football executive (Medal of Honor-1943; first commissioner American Football League) and politician, dies at 87
2003 Highlights

About January 1, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn