What Happened on October 12, 2003

Historical Events

  • FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Home Depot Center, Carson, CA: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden, 2-1

F1 World Champion

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at the season-ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix at Suzuka; clinches 4th consecutive World Drivers Championship by 2 points from Kimi Räikkönen

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Danny Nucci (35) weds actress Paula Marshall (39) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

Bill ShoemakerBill Shoemaker (1931-2003)

American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), dies of natural causes at 72

  • Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American philanthropist and 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, dies of a brain tumor at 75
  • Ram Gopal, Indian-English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), dies at 90

About October 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Boy - Beyonce Featuring Sean Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas