The 9th of April, 2003, fell on a Wednesday. Day 99 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.
16 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since the 9th of April, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 9th of April, 2003:
U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 9th of April, 2003:
United States: In Da Club - 50 Cent
United Kingdom: Make Luv - Room 5
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Phone Booth" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 9th of April, 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.
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.
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.
The invasion of Iraq was in full swing during this time period. On the 20th of March, 2003, coalition forces entered Iraq. By April, the capital city of Baghdad had fallen. On the 1st of May, US President George Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of April:
9th of April, 2004: The Girl Next Door (2004), starring Elisha Cuthbert, is released in movie theaters.
9th of April, 2015: The 2015 Masters Tournament begins at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 9th of April, 2003.
6,138 days have passed since this date.
530,326,800 seconds have passed since the 9th of April, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 618,714,600 times.
Since the 9th of April, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 273,648,628,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,387,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,608,105 steps. That's about 20,270 miles!
Since this date, 6,363,922 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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