On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Famous Deaths

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