On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 2003

Historical Events

Sports History

16-year old Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona when he comes on as a substitute in a friendly against Porto

  • 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth wins
  • CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Edmonton Eskimos reverse previous year result; beat Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 for 12th title

Sports History

Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas


Famous Deaths

  • Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
2003 Highlights

About November 16, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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