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April 18th, 2003.

April 18th, 2003, was a Friday. It was day 108 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since April 18th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 18th, 2003?

  • Scott Peterson is arrested for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 18th, 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.
Anger Management

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Anger Management" was at the top of the box office on April 18th, 2003.

Take me back to April 18th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 18th, 2003 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 Anger Management 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Sex and the City", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Star Trek: Enterprise". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Animal Crossing", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dawson's Creek", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Bob the Builder" and "Rocket Power".

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 18th, 2003.

  • Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz become an item.

    Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz become an item.

    It was in April of 2003 that singer Justin Timberlake and actress Cameron Diaz began dating.

  • "Bring Me to Life"

    "Bring Me to Life"

    In April, 2003, rock band Evanescence released their hit single "Bring Me to Life". The song reached the top 10 charts in more than 15 countries.

  • 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 "naughties", 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 naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

  • 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, 3 months and 12 days have passed since April 18th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 18th, 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 1050620400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 2003.

  • 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.
  • 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 18th, 2003
  • 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 6th, 2003: American rock band Fall Out Boy release their debut album "Take This to Your Grave".
  • 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 15th, 2003: American singer June Carter Cash passes away at the age of 73.
  • May 17th, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • May 18th, 2003: The song "Crazy in Love" is released by Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z.

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 18th, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 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 18th, 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 18th, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 18th.

Michael D. Higgins

Irish President.
Born on April 18th, 1941
He turned 62 on this day in 2003.

James Woods

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1947
He turned 56 on this day in 2003.

Rick Moranis

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1953
He turned 50 on this day in 2003.

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
He turned 40 on this day in 2003.

David Tennant

Scottish actor.
Born on April 18th, 1971
He turned 32 on this day in 2003.

Melissa Joan Hart

American actress.
Born on April 18th, 1976
She turned 27 on this day in 2003.

Kourtney Kardashian

Media personality.
Born on April 18th, 1979
She turned 24 on this day in 2003.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary.
Born on April 18th, 1988
She turned 15 on this day in 2003.

Weather on April 18th, 2003.

Historical weather information for April 18th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.67 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 18th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 9th of July, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 2003 is close to the 26th of January, 2004.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 6,678 days have passed since this date.
  • 954 weeks have passed.
  • 576,979,200 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 673,142,400 times.
  • Since April 18th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 297,721,267,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 96,163,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,620,211 steps. That's about 22,053 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,923,750 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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