On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2003

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 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? 17 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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