On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
  • With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems.

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

  • Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), dies at 78
  • Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95
  • Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)