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February 26th, 2003.

February 26th, 2003, was a Wednesday. It was day 57 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since February 26th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 26th, 2003?

  • News of the SARS outbreak in China begins to go public.
  • The War in Darfur begins.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 26th, 2003.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Daredevil" was at the top of the box office on February 26th, 2003.

Take me back to February 26th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 26th, 2003 and it's a Wednesday. 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 Daredevil 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. 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "7th Heaven", "CatDog" and "Fear Factor".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Animal Crossing" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Bob the Builder" and "Malcolm in the Middle". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 2, Bratz dolls, Nintendo GameCube and Beyblades (spinning top toys).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 26th, 2003.

  • The Station nightclub fire.

    The Station nightclub fire.

    On February 20th, 2003, 100 people lost their lives after a fire broke out at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

  • Freedom Fries.

    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.

  • 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 "naughties", 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 naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 18 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since February 26th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 26th, 2003, will be 18 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2003 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1046217600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 2003.

  • 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.
  • February 20th, 2003: 100 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
  • February 22nd, 2003: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Clifford Etienne.
  • February 25th, 2003: Eminem releases his single "Sing for the Moment".
  • This date: February 26th, 2003
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 2003, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 2003 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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 of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
  • 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.
  • Fear Factor - American stunt/dare game show.
  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Kid's TV shows on February 26th, 2003.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2003.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 check out February 26th, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 26th.

Ariel Sharon

Israeli Prime Minister. Deceased
Born on February 26th, 1928
He turned 75 on this day in 2003.

Johnny Cash

Singer. Deceased
Born on February 26th, 1932
He turned 71 on this day in 2003.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Soccer manager.
Born on February 26th, 1973
He turned 30 on this day in 2003.

Pepe

Soccer player.
Born on February 26th, 1983
He turned 20 on this day in 2003.

Weather on February 26th, 2003.

Historical weather information for February 26th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 9.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -12.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on February 26th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 26th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 19th of May, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 2003 is close to the 6th of December, 2003.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 2003.

  • A total of 6,731 days have passed since this date.
  • 961 weeks have passed.
  • 581,554,800 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 678,480,600 times.
  • Since February 26th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 300,082,276,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 96,925,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,013,713 steps. That's about 22,228 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,978,658 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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