January 3rd, 2003, was a Friday. It was day 3 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
20 years, 2 months and 17 days have passed since January 3rd, 2003.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 2003.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was at the top of the Box Office on 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 "Dawson's Creek", "Futurama", "The Office (UK version)." and "Star Trek: Enterprise".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Medieval: Total War", "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2", "Ratchet & Clank" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "Pokemon", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "The Fairly OddParents". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as HitClips audio player, the PlayStation 2, Bratz dolls and the Nintendo GameCube.
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.
"Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.
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.
In 2003, the best soccer players were Pavel Nedvěd, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.
In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
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.
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 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
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.
During the early 2000s, 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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in January, 2003.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
Adult animated sitcom.
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.
American stunt/dare game show.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Sci-fi TV series.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2003.
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2003.
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The Nintendo GameCube
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2003.
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
Stealth shooter game.
Ratchet & Clank
3D platform game.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The fourth game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
The fourth installment in the series.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Racing game that was released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Unreal Tournament 2003
FPS game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
First installment in the Mafia game series.
Medieval: Total War
War strategy game.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
World War II game.
RPG published by Square Enix.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
First-person shooter game that is set in World War 2.
MMORPG published by Jagex.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 3rd, 2009, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 3rd.
Historical weather information for January 3rd, 2003.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 3rd, 2003.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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