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July 4th, 2003.

July 4th, 2003, was a Friday. It was day 185 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 4th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 4th, 2003?

  • Singer Barry White passes away at the age of 58.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2003.

  • United States: This Is The Night - Clay Aiken
  • United Kingdom: Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Terminator 3" was at the top of the box office on July 4th, 2003.

Take me back to July 4th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 4th, 2003 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song This Is The Night by Clay Aiken is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Terminator 3 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", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "24". 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 "7th Heaven", "CatDog", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Jimmy Neutron". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and Beyblades (spinning top toys).

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 July 4th, 2003.

  • Barry White passes away.

    Barry White passes away.

    On July 4th, 2003, singer Barry White died at the age of 58. White had various health problems and had recently suffered from a stroke.

  • Abramovich buys Chelsea.

    Abramovich buys Chelsea.

    In July of 2003, Russian billionaire purchased Chelsea football club. The surprise takeover was the biggest in British football history.

  • Beckham joins Real Madrid.

    Beckham joins Real Madrid.

    On July 1st, 2003, David Beckham officially signed for Spanish side Real Madrid.

  • Flash Mob.

    Flash Mob.

    From mid-2003 onward, the term "flash mob" became popular. The phrase was used to describe groups of people who suddenly organised in public places in order to dance or carry out another seemingly-pointless act.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 17 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 4th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 4th, 2003, will be 17 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2003 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1057273200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 4th, 2003.

  • 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.
  • June 18th, 2003: Real Madrid announce that they will be signing Manchester United winger David Beckham.
  • June 20th, 2003: Hulk (2003) is released.
  • June 21st, 2003: J. K. Rowling publishes her fifth novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.".
  • July 1st, 2003: Russian businessman Roman Abramovich purchases Chelsea football club.
  • July 1st, 2003: Manchester United winger David Beckham signs for Real Madrid for €37 million.
  • July 1st, 2003: The radio station "Beat 102 103" airs for the first time in Ireland.
  • July 1st, 2003: Tesla, Inc. is founded.
  • July 2nd, 2003: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) is released in cinemas.
  • July 2nd, 2003: The first episode of the British stunt TV series "Dirty Sanchez" is aired on MTV.
  • This date: July 4th, 2003
  • July 5th, 2003: Russian ice hockey player Roman Lyashenko commits suicide while on vacation in Antalya, Turkey.
  • July 9th, 2003: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) is released.
  • July 15th, 2003: The domain name for social networking website Bebo is first registered.
  • July 17th, 2003: British weapons expert David Kelly commits suicide.
  • July 18th, 2003: The movie Bad Boys II (2003) is released.
  • July 18th, 2003: NBA star Kobe Bryant is formally charged with sexual assault.
  • July 21st, 2003: Soccer: Irish winger Damien Duff signs for Chelsea.
  • July 22nd, 2003: Uday and Qusay Hussein are killed by the U.S. military in Iraq.
  • July 25th, 2003: Cameron Stout wins the 4th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • July 27th, 2003: Comedian Bob Hope passes away.
  • July 30th, 2003: The last Volkswagen Beetle is produced.
  • August 1st, 2003: Numa Numa: Moldovan pop group O-Zone release their single "Dragostea Din Tei".
  • August 1st, 2003: MySpace is founded.
  • August 3rd, 2003: Beyonce and Sean Paul team up to release the single "Baby Boy".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 2003, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 4th, 2003 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 4th, 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.

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 July 4th, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of July.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July.

  • Independence Day (USA)

Weather on July 4th, 2003.

Historical weather information for July 4th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 24 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 4th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 2003.

  • A total of 6,554 days have passed since this date.
  • 936 weeks have passed.
  • 566,265,600 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 660,643,200 times.
  • Since July 4th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 292,193,049,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 94,377,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,698,842 steps. That's about 21,644 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,795,187 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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