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March 5th, 2003.

March 5th, 2003, was a Wednesday. It was day 64 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since March 5th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 5th, 2003?

  • 17 Israeli civilians are killed after the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 5th, 2003.

  • United States: In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Cradle 2 the Grave" was at the top of the box office on March 5th, 2003.

Take me back to March 5th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 5th, 2003 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song In Da Club by 50 Cent is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cradle 2 the Grave 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "7th Heaven", "Futurama", "Scrubs" and "CSI: Miami". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Animal Crossing" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "The Powerpuff Girls", "The Fairly OddParents" and "Jimmy Neutron". 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

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 March 5th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 3 days have passed since March 5th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 5th, 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 1046822400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 5th, 2003.

  • 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".
  • 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".
  • This date: March 5th, 2003
  • 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.
  • March 30th, 2003: WrestleMania XIX: Brock Lesnar defeats Kurt Angle at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
  • April 3rd, 2003: Iraq War: Coalition forces reach the capital Baghdad.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 5th, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 5th, 2003 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

Kid's TV shows on March 5th, 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.

2003 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 2003. Take a trip back to the peak days of 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Sean Paul and the Black Eyed Peas.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of March.

Weather on March 5th, 2003.

Historical weather information for March 5th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on March 5th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 5th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 5th, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 26th of May, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 5th, 2003 is close to the 13th of December, 2003.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 5th, 2003.

  • A total of 6,640 days have passed since this date.
  • 948 weeks have passed.
  • 573,692,400 seconds have passed since the March 5th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 669,307,800 times.
  • Since March 5th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 296,025,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,615,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,337,546 steps. That's about 21,928 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,884,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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