The 26th of December, 2003, fell on a Friday. Day 360 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.
16 years, 0 months and 27 days have passed since the 26th of December, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of December, 2003:
A massive earthquake hits southeastern Iran. Over 40 thousand people are reportedly killed in the Iranian city of Bam
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of December, 2003:
United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
United Kingdom: Mad World - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Return of the King" 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 December, 2003.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.
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.
Coldplay - "Clocks"
"Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
From mid-2003 onward, the term "flash mob" became popular. The phrase was used to describe groups of people who suddenly organised in public places in order to dance or carry out another seemingly-pointless act.
Michael Jackson arrest
Pop legend Michael Jackson is arrested by California police. He is charged with "lewd or lascivious acts" with a child younger than 14.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $1.1 billion dollars.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of December:
True Crime: Streets of LA - Open world adventure game that was released on the PlayStation 2.
Call of Duty - FPS game that was set in World War 2.
The Simpsons Hit & Run - Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of December, 2003.
5,871 days have passed since this date.
507,254,400 seconds have passed since the 26th of December, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 591,796,800 times.
Since the 26th of December, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 261,743,270,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 84,542,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 43,623,878 steps. That's about 19,388 miles!
Since this date, 6,087,053 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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