On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 57th Tony Awards: Hairspray & Take Me Out win
  • French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero claims his lone major title; beats Dutchman Martin Verkerk 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Sweden's Annika Sörenstam wins in a playoff over Grace Park of South Korea with a par on the first sudden death hole

Famous Weddings

  • "The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan

Famous Deaths

  • Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)