Major Events

Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
      Fun for Birthdays, cards, greetings, horoscope, astrology, happy birthday to you, ecards

Famous Birthdays
Fun Facts
Year of Birth

Fun Links
 Brain Games


Greeting Card Software

Print & Email Customized Greetings
Fast & Easy
Greeting Card Software
Click here

Education Downloads

More Downloads


Cake Decorating Genius

You Too Can Produce Cakes That Look Professionally Done
But At A Fraction Of The Cost!

Cake Decorating Mastery
Click Here

Other Links
 Automobiles Auctions
 Golden Birthday (Ad)
 Magic Tricks
 Muscle Gain
 Video Games
 Weight Loss


Major Events of 2003

2003 (Roman Numerals: MMIII) was the 3rd year of the 21st century. 2003 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2003.
News Events of 2003

US, Britain, Australia and Poland invade Iraq. Saddam Hussein toppled.

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured by United States forces.

Saddam Hussein

Concorde makes last commercial flight.


The Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed during re-entry into the atmosphere.

China launches Shenzhou 5, their first manned space mission.

Michael Jackson is arrested by police on charges of child molestation (he is later acquitted on all charges).

Michael Jackson

Human Genome Project completed.

SCO Group sues IBM for $1 billion (later upped to $3 billion, then $5 billion) for alleged intellectual property infringements in Linux.


A referendum in Sweden results in a vote against joining the euro currency zone.


US Department of Homeland Security begins operations.

International Criminal Court begins operations in The Hague.

London Congestion Charge scheme introduced.

Sports in 2003
2003 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Freshwater

  • European Disability Year

Back To Year Index




Contact Us   About/Terms of Use   Privacy   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited