1st of February, 2003

The 1st of February, 2003, fell on a Saturday. Day 32 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.

16 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since the 1st of February, 2003.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 1st of February, 2003:

  • The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurs. All seven crew members are killed


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of February, 2003:

  • United States: Bump Bump Bump - B2K & P. Diddy
  • United Kingdom: Stop Living The Lie - David Sneddon

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Recruit" 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 1st of February, 2003.

  • The SARS epidemic.

    A a viral respiratory disease called SARS breaks out in South China in November of 2002. Over 8,000 cases of infections are detected and 774 deaths are reported in 37 countries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Halle Berry

    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.

  • Freedom Fries

    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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of February:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 16 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since the 1st of February, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 1st of February, 2003, will be 16 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1044057600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 1st of February, 2003:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 1st of February, 2003, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 1st of February, 2003 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of February:

  • The Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary)

Weather

Weather information for the 1st of February, 2003:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.13cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 1st of February, 2003.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 1st of February, 2003 was probably conceived around the 24th of April, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of February, 2003 is the 11th of November, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

1st of February

Events that have occurred on the 1st of February:

  • 1st of February, 1974: 177 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1st of February, 1979: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile.
  • 1st of February, 1991: An air crash at Los Angeles International Airport kills 34 people.
  • 1st of February, 1995: Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards goes missing from a hotel in Bayswater, London.
  • 1st of February, 2002: Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1st of February, 2004: Super Bowl XXXVIII: The New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers by 32-29 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • 1st of February, 2004: Janet Jackon's "wardrobe malfunction" occurs during her halftime performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
  • 1st of February, 2009: Super Bowl XLIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals by 27-23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
  • 1st of February, 2009: Bruce Springsteen performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII.
  • 1st of February, 2013: Season One of House of Cards is released on Netflix.
  • 1st of February, 2015: Super Bowl XLIX occurs at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona: The New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks and Katy Perry performs at the halftime show.
  • 1st of February, 2015: Football: The January Transfer Window is closed.

Television

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.

Computer Games

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of February, 2003.

  • 6,202 days have passed since this date.
  • 535,852,800 seconds have passed since the 1st of February, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 625,161,600 times.
  • Since the 1st of February, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 276,500,044,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 89,308,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,083,341 steps. That's about 20,481 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,430,234 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Comments

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