On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 2003

Historical Events


IraqInvasion of Iraq

Airstrikes by an American and British-led coalition signal the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

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US troops in a sandstorm during the invasion of Iraq in 2003
US troops in a sandstorm during the invasion of Iraq in 2003
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Famous Deaths

  • Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), dies at 81
  • Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator, dies at 76
2003 Highlights

About March 19, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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