What Happened on June 26, 2003

Historical Events

Sports History

NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

Famous Deaths

  • Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), dies of heart failure at 28
  • Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)

Strom ThurmondStrom Thurmond (1902-2003)

U.S. Senator (Sen-D/R-SC), dies at 100

About June 26, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Is The Night - Clay Aiken
  • UK #1 Song: Bring Me To Life - Evanescence