On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2003

Historical Events

  • French driver S├ębastien Bourdais wins first-ever night road-course event in Champ Car history on Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport layout

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title beating older sister Venus 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


Famous Weddings

James Van Der Beek

"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California; divorced 2010

Elizabeth Banks

Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

  • TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
2003 Highlights

About July 5, 2003

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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