On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 2003

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 session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), dies of renal cancer at 48
2003 Highlights

About November 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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