August 14th, 2003, fell on a Thursday. It was day 226 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
16 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 14th, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 14th, 2003:
The Northeast blackout of 2003 occurs.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "S.W.A.T." was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 14th, 2003 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Friends", "Futurama", "Grounded for Life" and "That's So Raven".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Rocket Power" and "My Life as a Teenage Robot". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 August 14th, 2003.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
16 years, 11 months and 28 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 16 years of age.
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:
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).
Native American Zodiac: August 14th, 2003 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The O.C. - Teen drama sitcom.
Teen Titans - Cartoon series.
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.
2003 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
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 14th of August:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 14th, 2003.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 14th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 4th of November, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 14th, 2003 is the 23rd of May, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 14th, 2003.
6,207 days have passed since this date.
536,284,800 seconds have passed since the August 14th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 625,665,600 times.
Since August 14th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 276,722,956,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 89,380,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,120,493 steps. That's about 20,498 miles!
Since this date, 6,435,418 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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