March 10th, 2003, was a Monday. It was Day 69 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
20 years, 2 months, and 29 days have passed since March 10th, 2003.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 10th, 2003.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Cradle 2 the Grave" was at the top of the box office on March 10th, 2003.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is March 10th, 2003, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.
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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera is the number-one hit song.
George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Cradle 2 the Grave is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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.
People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses. Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones. Cameras on phones are quickly becoming the norm. However, 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Barry White, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson, and John Ritter would all still be alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Royle Family", "Angel", and "Home Movies". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Unreal Tournament 2003", "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2", and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Dawson's Creek", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", and "Grounded for Life".
Popular toys at the moment include Betty Spaghetty (doll), the PlayStation 2, the Game Boy Advance, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 10th, 2003.
France's opposition to the invasion of Iraq proved to be unpopular with many Americans. In February 2003, a Cubbie's restaurant owner attracted media attention when he decided to rename "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries". The following month, the Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, enacted the same change-of-name in the lunchrooms of Capitol Hill. Several restaurants followed suit, resulting in widespread media attention.
"Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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 American soldier" was listed as the Time Person of the Year in 2003. This is a nod to the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.
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.
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.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.
Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
At the start of 2003, the possibility of a US-led invasion of Iraq seemed more and more likely. Protests sprung up around the world as the war drew closer. In February 2003, US Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the United Nations that claimed Saddam was hiding unconventional weapons. The following month, the US advised UN weapons inspectors to leave Baghdad.
A viral respiratory disease called SARS broke out in South China in November 2002. Over 8,000 cases of the virus were detected, and 774 deaths were reported in 37 countries.
The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.
The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 2001.
People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
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Television shows that people were watching in March 2003.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
Adult animated sitcom.
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.
American stunt/dare game show.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Sci-fi TV series.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
2003 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford F-Series (eleventh generation), the Chrysler Crossfire, the Toyota Prius (XW20), the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the BMW X3 and the Mazda 3.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2003.
That's So Raven
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2003.
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The Nintendo GameCube
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in March of 2003.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Advance.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Stealth shooter game.
Ratchet & Clank
3D platform game.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The fourth game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
The fourth installment in the series.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Racing game that was released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Unreal Tournament 2003
FPS game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
First installment in the Mafia game series.
Medieval: Total War
War strategy game.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
World War II game.
RPG published by Square Enix.
MMORPG published by Jagex.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 10th, 2009, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 10th.
Al-Qaeda Founder. Deceased
Born on March 10th, 1957
He turned 46 on this day in 2003.
Historical weather information for March 10th, 2003.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on March 10th, 2003.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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