The 15th of May, 2003, fell on a Thursday. Day 135 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.
16 years, 8 months and 10 days have passed since the 15th of May, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 15th of May, 2003:
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 2003:
United States: Get Busy - Sean Paul
United Kingdom: Ignition - R. Kelly
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "X2: X-Men United" 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 15th of May, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of May:
15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
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 15th of May, 2003.
6,097 days have passed since this date.
526,784,400 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 614,581,800 times.
Since the 15th of May, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 271,820,750,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 87,797,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,303,458 steps. That's about 20,135 miles!
Since this date, 6,321,413 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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