On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Ben Curtis becomes first debut winner since Tom Watson in 1975; in his first major appearance at #396 in world rankings beats runners-up Thomas Bjørn and Vijay Singh by 1 stroke
  • France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.

Famous Deaths

  • Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)