On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2003

Historical Events

Historic Event

In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California

Famous Deaths

  • Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • Wim van Est, Dutch road cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), dies at 80
2003 Highlights

About May 1, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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