On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 2003

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
  • Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Aronimink GC, PA: John Jacobs wins his only Champions Tour major title with a 2 stroke margin to runner-up Bobby Wadkins

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 (BDO World Champion 1978), dies at 63
2003 Highlights

About June 8, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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