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April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003, was a Thursday. It was 21 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 2003?

  • Iraq War: Coalition forces reach the capital Baghdad.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 2003:

  • United States: "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: "Make Luv" by Room 5

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 2003

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • Ignition - R. Kelly
  • All I Have - Jennifer Lopez Featuring LL Cool J
  • Miss You - Aaliyah
  • Picture - Kid Rock Featuring Sheryl Crow
Play the top singles from 2003
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.
Head of State

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Head of State" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 2003.

Facts

This date occurred 7,684 days ago. Approximately 256 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 2003, in week 14. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on April 3, 2003, are now 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 85 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 2003

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 2003, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 2003 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "In Da Club" by 50 Cent is at the top of the singles charts, while "Make Luv" by Room 5 is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Head of State is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "Futurama", "The West Wing", and "Home Movies". 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Camoflauge, Barry White, Bob Hope, and Charles Bronson would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Medal of Honor: Frontline", "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Jackie Chan Adventures", "ChalkZone", and "Kim Possible".

Children are playing with toys such as HitClips audio player, the PlayStation 2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, and Cranium Cadoo.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 2003.

  • The Da Vinci Code.

    The Da Vinci Code

    Dan Brown's thriller novel "The Da Vinci Code" was released in March 2003. The book became a huge commercial success, selling more than 80 million copies.
  • Iraq Invasion.

    Iraq Invasion

    The invasion of Iraq was in full swing at this time. On March 20th, 2003, coalition forces entered Iraq. By April, the capital city of Baghdad had fallen. On May 1st, 2003, US President George W. Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.
  • Coldplay - "Clocks"

    Coldplay - "Clocks"

    "Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
  • 2003 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2003.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2003?

    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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2003.

    Time Person of the Year 2003

    "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.
  • Halle Berry.

    Halle Berry

    American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.
  • 2003 in movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Bushisms.

    Bushisms

    There were books, websites, and posters dedicated to "Bushisms", which were verbal mishaps by US President George W. Bush. Example: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    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.
  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones

    Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    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.
  • The SARS epidemic.

    The SARS epidemic

    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.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    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.
  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores

    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 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 2001.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    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 is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off

    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.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    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.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 2003.

  • March 4, 2003:
    • Sean Paul releases his single "Get Busy".
    • 50 Cent releases the song "21 Questions".
  • March 5, 2003: 17 Israeli civilians are killed in a suicide attack on a bus in Haifa, Israel.
  • March 7, 2003: The romantic comedy film "Bringing Down the House" is released.
  • March 12, 2003: Elizabeth Smart is found alive in Sandy, Utah nine months after being kidnapped.
  • March 16, 2003: American activist Rachel Corrie is killed by an IDF bulldozer in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip.
  • March 17, 2003:
    • The US advises UN weapon inspectors to pull out of Iraq.
    • The first episode of the hidden camera TV show "Punk'd" is aired.
  • March 18, 2003: Dan Brown publishes his mystery novel "The Da Vinci Code.".
  • March 20, 2003: The Iraq War begins after coalition forces launch an air strike on the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
  • March 21, 2003: Iraq War: Coalition forces begin a ground invasion of Iraq.
  • March 22, 2003: The social networking site Friendster is founded.
  • March 30, 2003:
    • WrestleMania XIX: Brock Lesnar defeats Kurt Angle at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
    • Wrestling: Stone Cold Steve Austin takes part in his final match before retiring.
  • April 1, 2003:
    • Computer manufacturer Dell announces that it will no longer be supporting floppy disks on some of its products.
    • The White Stripes release their album "Elephant".
    • Lil' Kim and 50 Cent team up to release the song "Magic Stick".
  • This date: April 3, 2003
  • April 7, 2003: Evanescence release their single "Bring Me to Life".
  • April 9, 2003:
    • Iraq War: A statue of Saddam Hussein is destroyed in Firdos Square in Baghdad.
    • Iraq War: Coalition forces seize control of Baghdad.
  • April 11, 2003: The comedy film "Anger Management" is released.
  • April 13, 2003: 21 students are killed when a bus is involved in a serious road collision near Vale of Tempe, Greece.
  • April 14, 2003: The body of missing woman Laci Peterson is discovered in San Francisco Bay.
  • April 15, 2003: Iraq War: U.S. forces take control of Tikrit.
  • April 16, 2003: Michael Jordan plays his last professional basketball game.
  • April 18, 2003: Scott Peterson is arrested for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson.
  • April 21, 2003: English pop group S Club 7 announce that they will be breaking up.
  • May 1, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
  • May 2, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 2003, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 2003 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 2003

Television shows that people were watching in April 2003:

TV shows from April 2003.

Punk'd
Punk'd
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
MythBusters
MythBusters
Without a Trace
Without a Trace
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
The Wire
The Wire
The Shield
The Shield
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
24
24
Smallville
Smallville
Scrubs
Scrubs

Cars in 2003

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.

Cars in 2003.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 2003

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

That's So Raven
That's So Raven
Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron
Kim Possible
Kim Possible

ChalkZone
ChalkZone
The Proud Family
The Proud Family
The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins
Invader Zim
Invader Zim
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
Toys

Toys in 2003

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Lamaze Octotunes
Lamaze Octotunes
Kasey the Kinderbot
Kasey the Kinderbot
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Cranium Cadoo
Cranium Cadoo
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Playmobil Airport
Playmobil Airport
Micropets
Micropets
FurReal Friends
FurReal Friends
KG Racer automites
KG Racer automites
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 2003.

Championship Manager 4 2003
Championship Manager 4
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2002
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Ratchet & Clank 2002
Ratchet & Clank
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
FIFA Football 2003
 2002
FIFA Football 2003
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal Tournament 2003
Animal Crossing 2002
Animal Crossing
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Medieval: Total War 2002
Medieval: Total War

Were you born on April 3, 2003?

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 April 3, 2009, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He turned 79 on this day in 2003.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 45 on this day in 2003.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 42 on this day in 2003.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 39 on this day in 2003.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She turned 17 on this day in 2003.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 3, 2003.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 3, 2003 was most likely conceived around July 11, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 2003 is close to December 25, 2003.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 2003:

  • 7,684 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,097 weeks have passed.
  • 663,897,600 seconds have passed since April 3, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 774,547,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 342,571,161,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,649,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 57,095,194 steps. That's roughly 25,376 miles.
  • 7,966,771 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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