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January 3rd, 2003.

January 3rd, 2003, was a Friday. It was day 3 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

19 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since January 3rd, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on January 3rd, 2003.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 2003.

  • United States: Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • United Kingdom: Sound Of The Underground - Girls Aloud

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 3rd, 2003.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • Work It - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
  • Jenny From The Block - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Styles & Jadakiss
  • '03 Bonnie & Clyde - Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce Knowles
  • Air Force Ones - Nelly Featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was at the top of the Box Office on January 3rd, 2003.

Take me back to January 3rd, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 3rd, 2003, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Lose Yourself by Eminem is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sound Of The Underground by Girls Aloud is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores.

A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. It is also a haven for computer viruses. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is currently being played in movie theaters. Cameras on phones are beginning to become more and more popular. Although the photographs that they take are still lacking in quality.

It's 2003, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of 50 Cent, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down, Nelly, Evanescence, Chingy and Beyonce. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Lana Clarkson, Curt Hennig, Fred Rogers and Barry White would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "King of the Hill", "Andromeda" and "Without a Trace".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "RuneScape", "Battlefield 1942", "Medieval: Total War" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "CatDog", "Dora the Explorer", "Static Shock" and "My Wife and Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Finger skateboards, HitClips audio player and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 3rd, 2003.

  • Coldplay - "Clocks"

    Coldplay - "Clocks"

    "Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.

  • 2003 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2003.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2003.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2003 were Jennifer Aniston, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and The Rolling Stones.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2003?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2003?

    In 2003, the best NBA players were Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Webber, Ben Wallace, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, Jamal Mashburn, Jermaine O'Neal, Stephon Marbury and Steve Nash.

  • Time Person of the Year 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.

  • Halle Berry.

    Halle Berry.

    American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.

  • 2003 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2003?

    Who were the best football players in 2003?

    In 2003, the best soccer players were Pavel NedvÄ›d, Thierry Henry, Paolo Maldini, Andriy Shevchenko, Zinedine Zidane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Gianluigi Buffon and David Beckham.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    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.

  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones.

    In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.

  • Iraq War build-up.

    Iraq War build-up.

    At the start of 2003, the possibility of a US-led invasion of Iraq was becoming more and more likely. Anti-war protests sprung up around the world as war drew closer. In February of 2003, US Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the United Nations that Saddam was hiding unconventional weapons. In March, the US advised UN weapons inspectors to leave Baghdad.

  • The SARS epidemic.

    The SARS epidemic.

    A viral respiratory disease called SARS broke out in South China in November of 2002. Over 8,000 cases of the virus were detected and 774 deaths were reported in 37 countries.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid 2000s, MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce.

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 19 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since January 3rd, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 3rd, 2003 will be 19 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2003 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1041552000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 3rd, 2003.

  • December 12th, 2002: Brazilian striker Ronaldo is awarded the 2002 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 13th, 2002: Maid in Manhattan (2002) is released.
  • December 13th, 2002: The European Union announces that Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and seven other countries will become members on May 1st, 2004.
  • December 16th, 2002: British pop group Girls Aloud release their debut single "Sound of the Underground".
  • December 18th, 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) is released.
  • December 20th, 2002: Gangs of New York (2002) is released.
  • December 22nd, 2002: British musician Joe Strummer passes away due to a congenital heart defect.
  • December 24th, 2002: Laci Peterson goes missing in California.
  • December 25th, 2002: Catch Me If You Can (2002) is released.
  • December 28th, 2002: LinkedIn is founded.
  • December 30th, 2002: Motown singer Diana Ross is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Tucson, Arizona.
  • This date: January 3rd, 2003
  • January 4th, 2003: Cilla Black announces that she will be stepping down as the presenter of the British game show "Blind Date" after nearly 18 years.
  • January 7th, 2003: 50 Cent releases his single "In Da Club".
  • January 10th, 2003: The romantic comedy film "Just Married", starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 11th, 2003: The self-improvement reality series "Made" debuts on MTV.
  • January 12th, 2003: Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb dies at the age of 53 due to complications of a twisted intestine.
  • January 21st, 2003: The Spire in Dublin, Ireland is completed.
  • January 26th, 2003: Super Bowl XXXVII: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Oakland Raiders by 48-21 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
  • January 26th, 2003: The domain name for the web comic "xkcd" is first registered.
  • January 30th, 2003: British "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid is sentenced to life in prison by a US judge.
  • February 1st, 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurs. All seven crew members are killed.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3rd, 2003, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3rd, 2003 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 3rd, 2003.

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Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 2003.

TV shows from January, 2003.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Alias
Alias
Spy action drama.

Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Home Movies
Home Movies
Adult animated sitcom.

The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
American stunt/dare game show.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Cars in 2003.

2003 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford F-Series (eleventh generation), the Chrysler Crossfire, the Toyota Prius (XW20), the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the BMW X3 and the Mazda 3.

Cars in 2003.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 3rd, 2003.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2003.

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Pokemon
Pokemon

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Little Bear
Little Bear

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2003.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2003.

Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Nintendo GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube

The Xbox
The Xbox

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2003.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2002
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Advance.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Stealth shooter game.

Ratchet & Clank 2002
Ratchet & Clank
3D platform game.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The fourth game in the series.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
The fourth installment in the series.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Racing game that was released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal Tournament 2003
FPS game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.

Animal Crossing 2002
Animal Crossing
Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
First installment in the Mafia game series.

Medieval: Total War 2002
Medieval: Total War
War strategy game.

Battlefield 1942 2002
Battlefield 1942
First-person shooter.

Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002
Medal of Honor: Frontline
World War II game.

Kingdom Hearts 2002
Kingdom Hearts
RPG published by Square Enix.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
First-person shooter game that is set in World War 2.

RuneScape 2001
RuneScape
MMORPG published by Jagex.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2003.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 3rd, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 3rd.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Author. Deceased
Born on January 3rd, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Jim Ross

WWE commentator.
Born on January 3rd, 1952
He turned 51 on this day in 2003.

Mel Gibson

Actor.
Born on January 3rd, 1956
He turned 47 on this day in 2003.

Michael Schumacher

Formula One driver.
Born on January 3rd, 1969
He turned 34 on this day in 2003.

Jonny Evans

Soccer player.
Born on January 3rd, 1988
He turned 15 on this day in 2003.

Jisoo

South Korean singer.
Born on January 3rd, 1995
She turned 8 on this day in 2003.

Weather details

Weather on January 3rd, 2003.

Historical weather information for January 3rd, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.72 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 3rd, 2003.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 2003.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 3rd, 2003 was most likely conceived around April 12th, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3rd, 2003 is close to September 26th, 2003.

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Stats for January 3rd, 2003

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 3rd, 2003.

  • A total of 7,122 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,017 weeks have passed.
  • 615,337,200 seconds have passed since the January 3rd, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 717,893,400 times.
  • Since January 3rd, 2003, the Earth has travelled approximately 317,513,995,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,556,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,918,999 steps. That's about 23,520 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,384,046 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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