September 16th, 2003, was a Tuesday. It was day 259 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
18 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since September 16th, 2003.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
What happened on September 16th, 2003?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 16th, 2003.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" was at the top of the box office on September 16th, 2003.
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 September 16th, 2003.
In the middle of September, 2003, the action-adventure game "The Simpsons: Hit & Run" was released for the PlayStation and Xbox.
The wedding of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez was due to take place on September 14th, 2003. However, the day before, the couple announced that they were postponing it due to "excessive media attention".
On September 11th, 2003, actor John Ritter suddenly died from an aortic dissection at the age of 54. At the time of his death, Ritter was playing the role of Paul Hennessy in the sitcom "8 Simple Rules".
In September of 2003, hip hop duo Outkast released their hit single "Hey Ya!"
During this time, American illusionist David Blaine was performing an endurance stunt in London. From September 5th to October 19th, Blaine lived in a transparent Plexiglas case that was suspended above the River Thames in London.
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.
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.
"Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.
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.
In 2003, the best soccer players were Pavel Nedvěd, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.
In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
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.
In the early-to-mid "noughties", 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 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
In the first half of the noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.
During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around September 16th, 2003.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Reality series about the marriage of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.
Teen drama sitcom.
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Spy action drama.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.
Adult animated sitcom.
The Office (UK version).
Starring Ricky Gervais.
American stunt/dare game show.
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.
Sci-fi TV series.
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The West Wing
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2003.
My Life as a Teenage Robot
That's So Raven
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2003.
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The Nintendo GameCube
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
The Simpsons Hit & Run
Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.
Fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Released for the Game Boy Advance.
Championship Manager 4
Football management game.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Advance.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Stealth shooter game.
Ratchet & Clank
3D platform game.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The fourth game in the series.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
The fourth installment in the series.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Racing game that was released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Unreal Tournament 2003
FPS game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Life simulation game that was released on the Nintendo Gamecube.
Medieval: Total War
War strategy game.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
World War II game.
RPG published by Square Enix.
MMORPG published by Jagex.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 16th.
Historical weather information for September 16th, 2003.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 16th, 2003.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 16th, 2003.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
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