On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 2003

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

75th Academy Awards: "Chicago" (Best Picture), Adrien Brody (Best Actor - "The Piano") & Nicole Kidman (Best Actress - "The Hours") win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cricket World Cup, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Ricky Ponting scores 140 no as defending champions Australia beat India by 125 runs; Sachin Tendulkar, Player of Series

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, dies at 77
2003 Highlights

About March 23, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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