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.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 5th, 2003.
The movie "Cradle 2 the Grave" was at the top of the box office on March 5th, 2003.
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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.
In 2003, the best soccer players were Pavel Nedvěd, Thierry Henry, Paolo Maldini, Andriy Shevchenko, Zinedine Zidane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Gianluigi Buffon and David Beckham.
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.
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.
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.
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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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on March 5th, 2003.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 5th, 2003.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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