On This Day

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

Sports History

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 Shoemaker, 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
2003 Highlights

About October 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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