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August 14th, 2003.

August 14th, 2003, was a Thursday. It was day 226 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 9 months and 30 days have passed since August 14th, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 14th, 2003?

  • The Northeast blackout of 2003 occurs.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 14th, 2003.

  • United States: Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: Breathe - Blu Cantrell
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "S.W.A.T." was at the top of the box office on August 14th, 2003.

Take me back to August 14th, 2003!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 14th, 2003 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Crazy In Love by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Breathe by Blu Cantrell is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie S.W.A.T. 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. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Alias" 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 "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "7th Heaven", "Rocket Power" and "Lizzie McGuire".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 14th, 2003.

  • Schwarzenegger runs for Governor.

    Schwarzenegger runs for Governor.

    In August of 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that would be running in the election for the Governor of California.

  • 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, 9 months and 30 days have passed since August 14th, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 14th, 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 1060815600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 14th, 2003.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 14th, 2003, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 14th, 2003 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

  • The O.C. - Teen drama sitcom.
  • Teen Titans - Cartoon series.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 14th, 2003.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2003.

  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Teen Titans
  • 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.

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.
  • 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 August 14th, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 14th of August.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 14th of August.

  • Independence Day (Pakistan)

Weather on August 14th, 2003.

Historical weather information for August 14th, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 76.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 24.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.06 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 14th, 2003.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 14th, 2003.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 14th, 2003 was most likely conceived around the 4th of November, 2002.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 14th, 2003 is close to the 23rd of May, 2004.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 14th, 2003.

  • A total of 6,513 days have passed since this date.
  • 930 weeks have passed.
  • 562,723,200 seconds have passed since the August 14th, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 656,510,400 times.
  • Since August 14th, 2003, the earth has travelled approximately 290,365,171,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 93,787,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,394,195 steps. That's about 21,509 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,752,678 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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