The 26th of February, 2003, fell on a Wednesday. Day 57 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of February, 2003:
The War in Darfur begins.
News of the SARS outbreak in China begins to go public.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of February, 2003:
United States: All I Have - Jennifer Lopez
United Kingdom: All The Things She Said - T.A.T.u.
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Daredevil" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 26th of February, 2003.
Iraq War build-up
The possibility of a US / UK invasion of Iraq becomes more and more likely. Anti-war protests spring up around the world as war draws closer. In February, UN Secretary of State Colin Powell presents evidence to the United Nations that Saddam is hiding unconventional weapons. In March, the US advises UN weapons inspectors to leave Baghdad.
2003 in movies.
Movies released in 2003 included The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, The Matrix Reloaded, Bruce Almighty, The Last Samurai, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Matrix Revolutions, X2, Bad Boys II, Hulk, Thirteen, School of Rock and Kill Bill: Volume 1.
American actress Halle Berry proves to be the flavour of the year when she is listed as the FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.
Time Person of the Year 2003
"The American soldier" is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2003. This is a nod towards the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
2003 in music.
Popular music artists in 2003 included Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Evanescence, Beyoncé, Matchbox Twenty, Chingy, The Black Eyed Peas, Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Ashanti and Kelis.
France's opposition to the Invasion of Iraq proved to be unpopular with many Americans. In February of 2003, a Cubbie's restaurant owner attracted media attention when he decided to rename "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries". The following month, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, enacted the same change-of-name in the lunchrooms of Capitol Hill. Several US restaurants followed suit, resulting in widespread media attention.
A viral respiratory disease called SARS breaks out in southern China, causing 774 deaths.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:
26th of February, 2012: The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
26th of February, 2015: The dress: A picture of a white and gold dress became an Internet sensation on this date.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
That's So Raven - Disney Channel sitcom starring Raven-Symone.
Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off.
8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
The Wire - American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
The Shield - Police drama.
24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Alias - Spy action drama.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Stealth shooter game.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The fourth game in the series.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.
Battlefield 1942 - First-person shooter.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of February, 2003.
6,079 days have passed since this date.
525,222,000 seconds have passed since the 26th of February, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 612,759,000 times.
Since the 26th of February, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 271,014,552,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 87,537,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,169,092 steps. That's about 20,075 miles!
Since this date, 6,302,664 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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