February 20th, 2003

February 20th, 2003, fell on a Thursday. It was day 51 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since February 20th, 2003.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 20th, 2003:

  • 100 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Olivia Rodrigo: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 20th, 2003:

  • United States: All I Have - Jennifer Lopez
  • United Kingdom: All The Things She Said - T.A.T.u.

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "How to Lose a Guy" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 20th, 2003 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song All I Have by Jennifer Lopez is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, All The Things She Said by T.A.T.u. is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie How to Lose a Guy is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

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, 3 Doors Down, Nelly, Evanescence, Chingy 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.

In soccer, there is currently speculation that David Beckham may leave Manchester United. This speculation comes on the back of reports that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson threw a boot at Beckham after the team's recent defeat against Arsenal. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Oz", "The Sopranos" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Animal Crossing", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Grounded for Life" and "That's So Raven". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)", "Nintendo GameCube" and "Beyblades (spinning top toys)".


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 February 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 18 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since February 20th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 20th, 2003, will be 18 years of age.
  • People born in 2003 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1045699200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 20th, 2003:

  • 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.
  • February 3rd, 2003: American record producer Phil Spector murders actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion in Alhambra, California.
  • February 6th, 2003: 50 Cent releases his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
  • February 7th, 2003: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) is released.
  • February 14th, 2003: Wrestler Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are engaged.
  • February 15th, 2003: More than 10 million people take part in global protests against the prospect of a war in Iraq.
  • February 19th, 2003: 275 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard are killed when an Iranian military Ilyushin Il-76 crashes into a mountain near Kerman in Iran.
  • This date: February 20th, 2003
  • February 22nd, 2003: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Clifford Etienne.
  • February 25th, 2003: Eminem releases his single "Sing for the Moment".
  • February 26th, 2003: The War in Darfur begins.
  • February 26th, 2003: News of the SARS outbreak in China begins to go public.
  • February 27th, 2003: TV host Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) passes away at the age of 74.
  • March 4th, 2003: Sean Paul releases his single "Get Busy".
  • March 4th, 2003: 50 Cent releases the song "21 Questions".
  • March 5th, 2003: 17 Israeli civilians are killed after the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
  • March 12th, 2003: Elizabeth Smart is found alive in Sandy, Utah nine months after being kidnapped.
  • March 16th, 2003: American activist Rachel Corrie is killed by an IDF bulldozer in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip.
  • March 17th, 2003: The US advises UN weapon inspectors to pull out of Iraq.
  • March 17th, 2003: The first episode of the hidden camera TV show "Punk'd" is aired.
  • March 18th, 2003: Dan Brown publishes his mystery novel "The Da Vinci Code.".
  • March 20th, 2003: The Iraq War begins after coalition forces launch an air strike on the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
  • March 21st, 2003: Iraq War: Coalition forces begin a ground invasion of Iraq.
  • March 22nd, 2003: Social networking site Friendster is founded.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 20th, 2003, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 20th, 2003 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
  • The Office (UK version). - Starring Ricky Gervais.

2003 - Kid's TV

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

2003 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2003:

  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2

Video 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.
  • Animal Crossing - Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.
  • Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.
  • Battlefield 1942 - First-person shooter.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 20th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 20th, 2003:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.2 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on February 20th, 2003?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 20th, 2003?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 20th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 13th of May, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 20th, 2003 is the 30th of November, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 20th, 2003.

  • 6,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 573,346,800 seconds have passed since the February 20th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 668,904,600 times.
  • Since February 20th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 295,846,948,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,557,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,307,825 steps. That's about 21,915 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,880,162 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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