On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • America's Cup, Auckland: Swiss yacht Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 0.44s to sweep series, 5-0; Alinghi's Russell Coutts wins last 14 America's Cup races he's competed in as skipper; most in history
  • Fast bowler Andy Bichel takes career best 7 for 20 as Australia beats England by 2 wickets in a Cricket World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Australia unbeaten in record 12 ODI games
  • The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.

Famous Deaths

  • Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)