June 2003 calendar

June 2003

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2003.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2003: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2003?


  • 01 Jun 2003 The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier is now open.
  • 02 Jun 2003 The European Space Agency launches its first mission to Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches in Kazakhstan from the Baikonur Space Centre.
  • 03 Jun 2003 A British Parliamentary Committee announces that it will investigate the government's decision not to go to war against Iraq.
  • 04 Jun 2003 Martha Stewart and her broker were indicted for using confidential investment information and then obstruction of a federal investigation. Stewart also resigns from her position as chief executive officer and chairperson of Martha Stewart Living.
  • 05 Jun 2003 As temperatures rise to 50°C (122?F) in the region, a severe heat wave sweeps Pakistan and India.
  • 06 Jun 2003 NASA investigators broke a reinforced carbon fiber-fiber wing by shooting it with insulation. This further evidence suggests that falling insulation could have contributed to the Columbia disaster.
  • 07 Jun 2003 Erkki Tuomioja (Finnish foreign affairs minister) says NATO could be a good option. Finland is known for being neutral and conservative in its approach to military alliances. (In Finnish) An interview in Helsingin Sanomat English edition, June 10, offers a more balanced view.
  • 08 Jun 2003 After days of violence and confusion in Mauritania Pro-Israeli President Maaouiya Ould Taya seems to have overcome the uprising against his government.
  • 09 Jun 2003 Silvio Berlusconi's centre right coalition is defeated in the Italian local elections.
  • 10 Jun 2003 NASA launches the Spirit Rover, launching NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
  • 11 Jun 2003 Three human skulls from Ethiopia, aged 160,000 years, were discovered. They bridge an important gap in human fossil records and support the ampquotoutofAfricaampquot single origin theory for human evolution.
  • 12 Jun 2003 Thomas Reilly, Attorney General of Massachusetts, has officially accused Luke Thompson, a college student, of creating Mainline Airways and selling bogus flights.
  • 13 Jun 2003 After two explosions, the Iraqi oil pipeline near Baiji caught fire.
  • 14 Jun 2003 Czech citizens voted "yes" to join the European Union at 77% of the vote, with 55% turnout.
  • 15 Jun 2003 The German Green Party supports Chancellor Gerhard Schroder’s Agenda 2010 with more than 90% of votes at an extraordinary party convention.
  • 16 Jun 2003 To commemorate the site where the Ipatiev House once stood, the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg has been consecrated.
  • 17 Jun 2003 Two ex-Iraqi soldiers were killed by US troops after protesting about not being paid since the country was occupied.
  • 18 Jun 2003 Anneli Jaatteenmaki, Finland's first woman prime minister, resigns two months after she was elected. She is accused of lying about the release of sensitive information regarding the discussions between George W. Bush and her about Iraq.
  • 19 Jun 2003 Garfield, the syndicated comic strip, celebrates its 25th year.
  • 20 Jun 2003 In St. Petersburg, Florida, the WikiMedia Foundation was founded.
  • 22 Jun 2003 Aurora, Nebraska is home to the largest hailstone ever recorded.
  • 23 Jun 2003 The affirmative action principle in university admissions is upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 24 Jun 2003 Six British Royal Military Police members are killed in an attack on Majar al-Kabir in Iraq. This village is near Amarah, Iraq. In two separate ambushes, eight others are also wounded.
  • 26 Jun 2003 In Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gender-based sodomy laws were unconstitutional.
  • 27 Jun 2003 The United States National "Do Not Call Registry" was established to stop unwanted telemarketing calls. It is administered by Federal Trade Commission. In its first day, almost three quarters of a billion phone numbers were enrolled in the Registry.
  • 28 Jun 2003 The Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA Show is held in St. Charles, Illinois. It lasts for four days. The auction features over 300 Corvettes. Roger Judski paid US$640,000 to purchase a 1967 L88 red coupe that had only 12 miles. This is the world's most expensive production Corvette.
  • 29 Jun 2003 In a Chicago porch collapse, thirteen people are killed.
  • 30 Jun 2003 Rosario Marin's term ends as Treasurer of America.
  • 02 Jun 2003 Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2003?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - 21 Questions
  2. - This Is The Night
  3. - Get Busyyoutube
  4. - Flying Without Wings
  5. - I Know What You Want

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ignition Remix
  2. - Bring Me To Life
  3. - Loneliness
  4. - You Said No
  5. - Fighter


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2003?

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution



Shattered Love by Richard Chamberlain

Shattered Love


The New York Times bestseller about how one of the most loved actors of all time learned to live with an open mind is shared by one of our favorite actors.

Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline

Dead Ringer


Bennie Rosato is fighting for her life against her twin. It all starts innocently with a stolen wallet. But soon, the action escalates and Bennie Rosato is fighting her own twin.

Krakatoa by Simon Winchester



Simon Winchester is the New York Times bestseller author of The Professor and the Madman. He examines the legend of the 1883 annihilation of Krakatoa's volcano-island. This was followed by an enormous tsunami

The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman

The Sinister Pig


Sergeant Jim Chee, Navajo Tribal Police, is disturbed by the discovery of a nameless corpse just within his jurisdiction at the Jicarilla Apache natural gaz field.