On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 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 (collapsed during international match, died), dies of heart failure at 28
  • Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (Sen-D/R-SC), dies at 100