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May 26, 2003 Memorial Day

May 26, 2003, was a Monday. It was the 146th day of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

20 years, 9 months, and 6 days have passed since May 26, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on May 26, 2003:

  • 75 people are killed after Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines Flight 4230 crashed into a mountain in Trabzon, Turkey.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 26, 2003, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "21 Questions" by 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: "Ignition" by R. Kelly

The music charts on May 26, 2003

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Get Busy - Sean Paul
  • 21 Questions - 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg
  • Ignition - R. Kelly
  • I Know What You Want - Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad
  • Can't Let You Go - Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo
Play the top songs 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.
Bruce Almighty

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Bruce Almighty".

Facts

Memorial Day 2003 was 7,585 days ago. Approximately 253 months have passed. It was the 146th day of 2003, in week 22. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 20 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 84 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 26, 2003

Let's go back to the 2000s.

It is Monday, May 26, 2003. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. It is Memorial Day in the United States, which means that summer has unofficially begun. In America, the song "21 Questions" by 50 Cent 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 Bruce Almighty is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 Barry White, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson, and John Ritter would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Boston Public", "Home Movies", and "The Wire".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Medieval: Total War", "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell", and "Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "That '70s Show", "Static Shock", and "As Told by Ginger". Popular toys at the moment include Pixter drawing tablet, Chicken Dance Elmo, Playmobil Airport, and Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26, 2003.

  • Bruce Almighty.

    Bruce Almighty

    The comedy film "Bruce Almighty" hit the big screen on May 23rd, 2003. The movie starred Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, an unlucky news reporter who is given the chance to be God for a week.
  • Buffy comes to an end.

    Buffy comes to an end

    The last episode of the supernatural series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was aired on television in late May 2003.
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z release "Crazy in Love".

    Beyonce and Jay-Z release "Crazy in Love"

    Beyonce and Jay-Z released their hit single "Crazy in Love" in May 2003. For many, this was the song of the summer.
  • 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 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 26, 2003.

  • 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)".
  • May 15, 2003:
    • The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
    • American singer June Carter Cash passes away at the age of 73.
  • 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.
  • May 21, 2003: Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol.
  • May 23, 2003: Bruce Almighty (2003) is released.
  • This date: May 26, 2003
  • 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.
  • June 15, 2003: The San Antonio Spurs win the 2003 NBA Finals after defeating the New Jersey Nets 4-2.
  • June 18, 2003:
    • Real Madrid announce that they will be signing Manchester United winger David Beckham.
    • Google launches the advertising program "Adsense".
  • June 20, 2003: Hulk (2003) is released.
  • June 21, 2003: J. K. Rowling publishes her fifth novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26, 2003, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 26, 2003 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 shows in 2003

In May 2003, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 2003.

Punk'd
Punk'd
Without a Trace
Without a Trace
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
The Wire
The Wire
The Shield
The Shield
24
24
Smallville
Smallville
Scrubs
Scrubs
Alias
Alias
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Home Movies
Home Movies
The Office (UK version).
The Office (UK version).
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Boston Public
Boston Public
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
Andromeda
Andromeda
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Angel
Angel
The West Wing
The West Wing
Futurama
Futurama
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Becker
Becker
Charmed
Charmed
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens

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

Kids TV shows on May 26, 2003

If you were a kid on May 26, 2003, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

That's So Raven
That's So Raven
Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron
Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger
Static Shock
Static Shock
Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie Chan Adventures
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
CatDog
CatDog
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Little Bear
Little Bear
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Friends
Friends
Rugrats
Rugrats
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2003

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Chicken Dance Elmo
Chicken Dance Elmo
The Nintendo GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube
The Xbox
The Xbox
What's Her Face (doll)
What's Her Face (doll)
Pixter drawing tablet
Pixter drawing tablet
The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance
Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls
The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player
Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
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
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
Medieval: Total War 2002
Medieval: Total War
Battlefield 1942 2002
Battlefield 1942
Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002
Medal of Honor: Frontline
Kingdom Hearts 2002
Kingdom Hearts
RuneScape 2001
RuneScape

Were you born on May 26, 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 26, 2009, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26.

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Born on May 26, 1907
He was not alive on this date.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Musician Deceased
Born on May 26, 1926
He was not alive on this date.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

British politician
Born on May 26, 1949
He turned 54 on this day in 2003.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

Singer
Born on May 26, 1964
He turned 39 on this day in 2003.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 26, 1979
She turned 24 on this day in 2003.

Aaron Chalmers

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality
Born on May 26, 1987
He turned 16 on this day in 2003.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 26:

  • Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
  • Memorial Day (USA)
USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 26, 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 26, 2003 was most likely conceived around September 2, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26, 2003 is close to February 16, 2004.

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Stats for May 26, 2003

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 26, 2003:

  • 7,585 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,083 weeks have passed.
  • 655,347,600 seconds have passed since May 26, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 764,572,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 338,159,361,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,224,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 56,359,894 steps. That's roughly 25,049 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,864,171 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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