RC Deportivo La Coruña beat FC Bayern München on matchday one to end the Bavarian giants' 29-game unbeaten home run in the competition, stretching back to December 1997.
• Pavel Nedvěd wins the Ballon d'Or with Thierry Henry second and Paolo Maldini third.
• American golfer Ben Curtis, the world No396, wins the Open Championship at Sandwich on major debut.
• United States and allied forces begin invasion of Iraq, signalling the start of what becomes known as the Iraq War.
• Austria-born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of films such as The Terminator, is elected governor of California.