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Year 2003 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 28 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)
  • May 22 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • Jun 23 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals
  • Nov 16 16-year old Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona when he comes on as a substitute in a friendly against Porto
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Sports Stars Born in 2003

  • Feb 20 Atthaya Thitikul, Thai golfer (youngest female winner in pro event), born in Ratchaburi, Thailand
  • Mar 9 Sunisa Lee, American gymnast (All-round Olympic Gold 2021), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Eileen Gu, Chinese freestyle skier (Olympic gold halfpipe, big air 2022; World C'ship gold halfpipe, slopestyle 2021), born in San Francisco, California

Sports Stars Married in 2003

  • May 4 Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangalore, India
  • May 13 NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer in a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 5 Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

Sports Stars Divorces in 2003

  • Dec 29 Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage