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April 17th, 2003.

April 17th, 2003, was a Thursday. It was day 107 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 17th, 2003.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Phone Booth" was at the top of the box office on April 17th, 2003.

Take me back to April 17th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 17th, 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 Phone Booth is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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, 3 Doors Down, Nelly, Evanescence, Chingy and Beyonce.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Dawson's Creek", "Sex and the City" and "Alias". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Animal Crossing", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Dora the Explorer" and "Malcolm in the Middle".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 17th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iraq Invasion.

    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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 18 years and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 17th, 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 1050534000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 2003.

  • 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 3rd, 2003: Iraq War: Coalition forces reach the capital Baghdad.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 17th, 2003
  • 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.
  • May 4th, 2003: Manchester United win the Premier League after Arsenal are defeated 3-2 by Leeds United.
  • May 10th, 2003: Chingy releases his song "Right Thurr".
  • May 11th, 2003: Several newspapers name Freddie Scappaticci as the IRA informant "Stakeknife".
  • May 15th, 2003: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
  • May 17th, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.

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 17th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17th, 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 17th, 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.

2003 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of April.

Weather on April 17th, 2003.

Historical weather information for April 17th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 17th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 17th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 17th, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 8th of July, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 2003 is close to the 25th of January, 2004.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 2003.

  • A total of 6,597 days have passed since this date.
  • 942 weeks have passed.
  • 569,980,800 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 664,977,600 times.
  • Since April 17th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 294,110,092,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 94,996,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,018,349 steps. That's about 21,786 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,839,770 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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