The Times Newspaper Archive

2003 Gifts

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If you’re looking for the perfect present for someone born in 2003, our newspapers are the perfect starting point. Give the recipient a window into the past with our collection of 2003 gifts, like original newspapers, to take them by surprise. With an incredible variety of items to choose from, you’ll find niche keepsakes, like newspaper books, front page canvases and all in-between.

Discover sensational Gifts from 2003

Despite the protests of millions around the world, the United States proceeds with their invasion of Iraq, capturing the capital Baghdad in April. In December, US troops captured former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein near his hometown.

2003 was an important year for scientific breakthroughs, as the Human Genome Project was completed after thirteen years, and NASA’s Spirit rover was launched towards Mars.

2003 also saw the deaths of numerous legends from stage and screen, such as Charles Bronson, Johnny Cash and four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn, as well as the original ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle, which rolled off the assembly line for the final time.