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May 15, 2003

May 15, 2003, was a Thursday. It was 21 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 2003:

  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
  • American singer June Carter Cash passes away at the age of 73.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 2003:

  • United States: "Get Busy" by Sean Paul
  • United Kingdom: "Ignition" by R. Kelly

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 2003

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Get Busy - Sean Paul
  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • Ignition - R. Kelly
  • 21 Questions - 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg
  • Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Play the top singles 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.
X2: X-Men United

Top movie at the box office

The movie "X2: X-Men United" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 7,680 days ago. Approximately 256 months have passed. It was the 135th day of 2003, in week 20. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on May 15, 2003, are now 21 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 85 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 15, 2003

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 2003, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2003 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Get Busy" by Sean Paul is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ignition" by R. Kelly is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie X2: X-Men United is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Royle Family", "Becoming", and "MythBusters". 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. People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses.

Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones. Cameras on phones are quickly becoming the norm. However, 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 Camoflauge, Barry White, Bob Hope, and Charles Bronson would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Medal of Honor: Frontline", "Animal Crossing", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", and "Championship Manager 4". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "Little Bear", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", and "Kim Possible".

Children are playing with toys such as HitClips audio player, Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster, FurReal Friends, and Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 2003.

  • The Da Vinci Code.

    The Da Vinci Code

    Dan Brown's thriller novel "The Da Vinci Code" was released in March 2003. The book became a huge commercial success, selling more than 80 million copies.
  • 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" was listed as the Time Person of the Year in 2003. This is a nod to 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Bushisms.

    Bushisms

    There were books, websites, and posters dedicated to "Bushisms", which were verbal mishaps by US President George W. Bush. Example: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
  • 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

    Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
  • The SARS epidemic.

    The SARS epidemic

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

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores

    MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.
  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
  • 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 2001.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.
  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off

    Wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes during the early 2000s. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue, and many people had already made the switch to using paint.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 15, 2003.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 2003.

  • April 15, 2003: Iraq War: U.S. forces take control of Tikrit.
  • April 16, 2003: Michael Jordan plays his last professional basketball game.
  • April 18, 2003: Scott Peterson is arrested for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson.
  • April 21, 2003: English pop group S Club 7 announce that they will be breaking up.
  • May 1, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
  • May 2, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
  • May 4, 2003: Manchester United win the Premier League after Arsenal are defeated 3-2 by Leeds United.
  • May 6, 2003: American rock band Fall Out Boy release their debut album "Take This to Your Grave".
  • May 9, 2003: The film "Daddy Day Care" is released.
  • May 10, 2003: Chingy releases his song "Right Thurr".
  • May 11, 2003: Several newspapers name Freddie Scappaticci as the IRA informant "Stakeknife".
  • May 12, 2003: Lumidee releases her debut single "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)".
  • This date: May 15, 2003
  • May 17, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • May 18, 2003: The song "Crazy in Love" is released by Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z.
  • May 19, 2003:
    • Rapper Camoflauge is shot dead in Savannah, Georgia.
    • Ashanti releases the single "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)".
  • May 20, 2003:
    • The last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is aired.
    • The reality series "America's Next Top Model" debuts on the United Paramount Network (UPN).
  • May 21, 2003: Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol.
  • May 23, 2003: Bruce Almighty (2003) is released.
  • May 26, 2003: 75 people are killed after Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines Flight 4230 crashed into a mountain in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • May 27, 2003: The popular open-source blogging tool Wordpress is released.
  • May 28, 2003: Football: A.C Milan win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus on penalties.
  • May 30, 2003: The animated movie Finding Nemo (2003) is released.
  • May 31, 2003: The final episode of the British game show "Blind Date" is aired on ITV.
  • June 4, 2003: TV personality Martha Stewart is indicted by the government on charges of securities fraud and obstruction of justice.
  • June 6, 2003: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) is released.
  • June 14, 2003: LeeAnna Warner (5) goes missing in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 2003, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 2003 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 2000s fashion

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 15, 2003

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 2003:

TV shows from May 2003.

Punk'd
Punk'd
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
MythBusters
MythBusters
Without a Trace
Without a Trace
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
The Wire
The Wire
The Shield
The Shield
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
24
24
Smallville
Smallville
Scrubs
Scrubs

Cars in 2003

2003 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford F-Series (eleventh generation), the Chrysler Crossfire, the Toyota Prius (XW20), the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the BMW X3, and the Mazda 3.

Cars in 2003.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2003

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

All Grown Up! (Rugrats)
All Grown Up! (Rugrats)
That's So Raven
That's So Raven
Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible
ChalkZone
ChalkZone
The Proud Family
The Proud Family
The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins
Invader Zim
Invader Zim
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire
Toys

Toys in 2003

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Lamaze Octotunes
Lamaze Octotunes
Kasey the Kinderbot
Kasey the Kinderbot
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Cranium Cadoo
Cranium Cadoo
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Playmobil Airport
Playmobil Airport
Micropets
Micropets
FurReal Friends
FurReal Friends
KG Racer automites
KG Racer automites
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2003.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow 2003
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Championship Manager 4 2003
Championship Manager 4
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2002
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Ratchet & Clank 2002
Ratchet & Clank
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
FIFA Football 2003
 2002
FIFA Football 2003
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal Tournament 2003
Animal Crossing 2002
Animal Crossing
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Were you born on May 15, 2003?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 15, 2009, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He turned 28 on this day in 2003.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Actress
Born on May 15, 1981
She turned 22 on this day in 2003.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She turned 21 on this day in 2003.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He turned 16 on this day in 2003.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He turned 1 on this day in 2003.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 15, 2003.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 2003 was most likely conceived around August 22, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 2003 is close to February 5, 2004.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 2003:

  • 7,680 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,097 weeks have passed.
  • 663,552,000 seconds have passed since May 15, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 774,144,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 342,392,832,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,592,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 57,065,472 steps. That's roughly 25,362 miles.
  • 7,962,624 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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