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April 3rd, 2003.

April 3rd, 2003, was a Thursday. It was day 93 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since April 3rd, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 3rd, 2003?

  • Iraq War: Coalition forces reach the capital Baghdad.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3rd, 2003.

  • United States: In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: Make Luv - Room 5
Play the top hits 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 3rd, 2003.

Take me back to April 3rd, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 3rd, 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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Make Luv by Room 5 is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Head of State is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. It is also a haven for computer viruses.

Cameras on phones are beginning to become more and more popular. Although 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 Barry White, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson and John Ritter would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Wild Thornberrys", "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", "Grounded for Life" and "The Office (UK version).". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Animal Crossing" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "My Wife and Kids", "The Fairly OddParents" and "That's So Raven".

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 April 3rd, 2003.

  • The Da Vinci Code.

    The Da Vinci Code.

    Dan Brown's thriller novel "The Da Vinci Code" was a huge commercial success during this period. The book, which was released in March of 2003, sold around 80 million copies.

  • Iraq Invasion.

    Iraq Invasion.

    The invasion of Iraq was in full swing during this time period. On March 20th, 2003, coalition forces entered Iraq. By April, the capital city of Baghdad had fallen. On May 1st, 2003, US President George 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" is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2003. This is a nod towards 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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.

    In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.

  • The SARS epidemic.

    The SARS epidemic.

    A viral respiratory disease called SARS broke out in South China in November of 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.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid "noughties", MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • 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 of 2001.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 18 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since April 3rd, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 3rd, 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 1049324400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 3rd, 2003.

  • March 4th, 2003: Sean Paul releases his single "Get Busy".
  • March 4th, 2003: 50 Cent releases the song "21 Questions".
  • March 5th, 2003: 17 Israeli civilians are killed after the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
  • 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 1st, 2003: Computer manufacturer Dell announces that it will no longer be supporting floppy disks on some of its products.
  • This date: April 3rd, 2003
  • April 7th, 2003: Evanescence release their single "Bring Me to Life".
  • April 9th, 2003: Iraq War: A statue of Saddam Hussein is destroyed in Firdos Square in Baghdad.
  • April 9th, 2003: Iraq War: Coalition 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 14th, 2003: The body of missing woman Laci Peterson is discovered in San Francisco Bay.
  • April 15th, 2003: Iraq War: U.S. forces take control of Tikrit.
  • April 16th, 2003: Michael Jordan plays his last professional basketball game.
  • April 18th, 2003: Scott Peterson is arrested for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson.
  • April 21st, 2003: English pop group S Club 7 announce that they will be breaking up.
  • May 1st, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
  • May 2nd, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3rd, 2003, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 3rd, 2003 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

  • Punk'd - Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
  • 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.
  • Fear Factor - American stunt/dare game show.
  • My Wife and Kids - Comedy sitcom about a family called the Kyles.
  • Grounded for Life - Sitcom about an Irish Catholic family.
  • Andromeda - Sci-fi TV series.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Malcolm in the Middle - TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
  • Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - British television series.

Kid's TV shows on April 3rd, 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
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 3rd, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Marlon Brando

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

Alec Baldwin

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

Eddie Murphy

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

Nigel Farage

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

Amanda Bynes

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

Weather on April 3rd, 2003.

Historical weather information for April 3rd, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.67 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 3rd, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 3rd, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 24th of June, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3rd, 2003 is close to the 11th of January, 2004.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 3rd, 2003.

  • A total of 6,772 days have passed since this date.
  • 967 weeks have passed.
  • 585,100,800 seconds have passed since the April 3rd, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 682,617,600 times.
  • Since April 3rd, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 301,912,012,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 97,516,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,318,669 steps. That's about 22,364 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,021,210 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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