February 1st, 2003, fell on a Saturday. It was day 32 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since February 1st, 2003.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 1st, 2003:
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The date is February 1st, 2003 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song Bump Bump Bump by B2K & P. Diddy is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Stop Living The Lie by David Sneddon is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Recruit is at the top of the Box Office. A popular software program called LimeWire is being used by many people to share MP3 files (and viruses).
It's 2003, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of 50 Cent, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Nelly and Beyonce. An American restaurant owner has recently attracted media attention by renaming "French Fries" as "Freedom Fries". This was in response to France's opposition to the invasion of Iraq. The world is in shock after all seven crew members onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia are killed after the spacecraft disintegrates.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Scrubs", "The Shield", "The Wire" and "Without a Trace". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Pokemon", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Grounded for Life".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game" and "Beyblades (spinning top toys)".
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 February 1st, 2003.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
American actress Halle Berry proves to be the flavour of the year when she is listed as the FHM's sexiest woman in 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.
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.
"Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
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.
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Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2003.
"That's So Raven" - "Jimmy Neutron" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "My Wife and Kids" - "Lizzie McGuire" - "Grounded for Life" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Rocket Power" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Dawson's Creek" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "Pokemon" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "7th Heaven" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "Rugrats"
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