May 23rd, 2003, fell on a Friday. It was day 143 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since May 23rd, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 23rd, 2003:
Bruce Almighty (2003) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 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 "Bruce Almighty" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 23rd, 2003 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the 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 Bruce Almighty is at the top of the Box Office.
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, Nelly and Beyonce. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Sex and the City", "Angel" and "8 Simple Rules".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 1942", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "Grounded for Life", "Lizzie McGuire" and "That's So Raven". Popular toys include the likes of "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 throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 23rd, 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.
The 2003 Eurovision song contest is held in Riga, Latvia. Turkey win the contest with the song "Everyway That I Can" by Sertab Erener.
Basic facts and information about this date:
17 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since May 23rd, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 2003, will be 17 years of age.
People born in 2003 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1053644400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 2003:
May 1st, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
June 21st, 2003: J. K. Rowling publishes her fifth novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.".
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 2003, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 2003 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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.
Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
The Office (UK version). - Starring Ricky Gervais.
2003 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
2003 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2003:
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of May:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 2003.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 23rd, 2003 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 2003 is the 1st of March, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
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 May 23rd, 2003.
6,289 days have passed since this date.
543,369,600 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 633,931,200 times.
Since May 23rd, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 280,378,713,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 90,561,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,729,786 steps. That's about 20,769 miles!
Since this date, 6,520,435 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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