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May 17th, 2003.

May 17th, 2003, was a Saturday. It was day 137 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 17th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 17th, 2003?

  • Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Get Busy - Sean Paul
  • United Kingdom: Ignition - R. Kelly
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The Matrix Reloaded

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Matrix Reloaded" was at the top of the box office on May 17th, 2003.

Take me back to May 17th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 17th, 2003 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 2003 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Get Busy by Sean Paul is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Ignition by R. Kelly is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Matrix Reloaded 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 "7th Heaven", "Alias", "24" and "Without a Trace". 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 "Rugrats", "Dexter's Laboratory", "That '70s Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of 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 May 17th, 2003.

  • Eurovision 2003.

    Eurovision 2003.

    The 2003 Eurovision song contest was held in Riga, Latvia. Turkey won the contest with the song "Everyway That I Can" by Sertab Erener.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 18 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 17th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 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 1053126000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 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 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.
  • This date: May 17th, 2003
  • May 18th, 2003: The song "Crazy in Love" is released by Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z.
  • May 19th, 2003: Rapper Camoflauge is shot dead in Savannah, Georgia.
  • May 20th, 2003: The last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is aired.
  • May 21st, 2003: Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol.
  • May 23rd, 2003: Bruce Almighty (2003) is released.
  • May 27th, 2003: The popular open-source blogging tool Wordpress is released.
  • May 28th, 2003: Football: A.C Milan win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus on penalties.
  • May 30th, 2003: The animated movie Finding Nemo (2003) is released.
  • June 4th, 2003: TV personality Martha Stewart is indicted by the government on charges of securities fraud and obstruction of justice.
  • June 6th, 2003: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) is released.
  • June 15th, 2003: The San Antonio Spurs win the 2003 NBA Finals after defeating the New Jersey Nets 4-2.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 2003, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 2003 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 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
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • 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 May 17th, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

  • May 17th, 1955: Bill Paxton (Actor) turned 48 on this day in 2003.
  • May 17th, 1956: Bob Saget (Comedian / Actor) turned 47 on this day in 2003.
  • May 17th, 1956: Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxer) turned 47 on this day in 2003.
  • May 17th, 1961: Enya (Irish singer) turned 42 on this day in 2003.
  • May 17th, 1986: Tahj Mowry (Actor) turned 17 on this day in 2003.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May.

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather on May 17th, 2003.

Historical weather information for May 17th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 6,608 days have passed since this date.
  • 944 weeks have passed.
  • 570,931,200 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 666,086,400 times.
  • Since May 17th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 294,600,499,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,155,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,100,083 steps. That's about 21,822 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,851,174 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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