February 26th, 2003

February 26th, 2003, fell on a Wednesday. Day 57 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.

17 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since February 26th, 2003.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 26th, 2003:

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


Music Singles

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.

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Daredevil" 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 February 26th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 17 years, 3 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 17 years of age.
  • 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:

  • February 1st, 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurs. All seven crew members are killed.
  • 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 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.
  • March 5th, 2003: 17 Israeli civilians are killed after the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
  • March 18th, 2003: Dan Brown publishes his mystery novel "The Da Vinci Code."
  • March 19th, 2003: The Iraq War begins.
  • March 22nd, 2003: Social networking site Friendster is founded.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 2003, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 2003 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 19th of May, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 2003 is the 6th of December, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

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.

26th of February

Events that have occurred on the 26th of February:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 6,308 days have passed since this date.
  • 545,007,600 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 635,842,200 times.
  • Since February 26th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 281,223,921,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 90,834,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,870,654 steps. That's about 20,831 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,540,091 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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