On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 2003

Historical Events

Invasion 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

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? 18 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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