October 12, 2003 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen

Deaths in Sport

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