March 18th, 2003

March 18th, 2003, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 77 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since March 18th, 2003.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 18th, 2003:

  • Dan Brown publishes his mystery novel "The Da Vinci Code.".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 18th, 2003:

  • United States: In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: Spirit In The Sky - Gareth Gates

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Cradle 2 the Grave" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is March 18th, 2003 and it's a Tuesday. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are getting longer. In America, the song In Da Club by 50 Cent is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Spirit In The Sky by Gareth Gates 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. 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, Nelly 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Wild Thornberrys", "Angel", "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Smallville".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Dora the Explorer". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game" and "Beyblades (spinning top toys)".


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 March 18th, 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 17 days have passed since March 18th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 18th, 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 1047945600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 18th, 2003:

  • 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 26th, 2003: The War in Darfur begins.
  • February 26th, 2003: News of the SARS outbreak in China begins to go public.
  • March 5th, 2003: 17 Israeli civilians are killed after the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
  • March 19th, 2003: The Iraq War begins.
  • 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 9th, 2003: U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad.
  • April 13th, 2003: 21 students are killed when a bus is involved in a serious road collision near Vale of Tempe, Greece.
  • April 16th, 2003: Michael Jordan plays his last professional basketball game.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 18th, 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: March 18th, 2003 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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 18th of March:


Weather

Weather information for March 18th, 2003:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 44.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.94 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 March 18th, 2003.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 18th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 8th of June, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 18th, 2003 is the 26th of December, 2003. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 18th, 2003.

  • 6,319 days have passed since this date.
  • 545,958,000 seconds have passed since the March 18th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 636,951,000 times.
  • Since March 18th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 281,714,328,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 90,993,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,952,388 steps. That's about 20,868 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,551,496 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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