On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 2003

Historical Events

Election of Interest

American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), music critic, and educator (Brandeis, 1953-80; New England Conservatory of Music, 1980-99), dies at 91
  • Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke, English peer and director (Emily), dies at 64
  • Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Wally George, American conservative TV commentator, dies at 71
2003 Highlights

About October 7, 2003

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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