On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 2003

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 [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), dies at 75
  • Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, dies at 71
2003 Highlights

About March 2, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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