October 11th, 2003, was a Saturday. It was Day 284 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
19 years, 11 months, and 10 days have passed since October 11th, 2003.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 11th, 2003.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Kill Bill Vol. 1" was at the top of the box office on this day.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 11th, 2003.
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 organized groups of people who suddenly began dancing together in public places.
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.
"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" was listed as the Time Person of the Year in 2003. This is a nod to 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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.
Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
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 popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
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.
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 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July 2001.
People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
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 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.
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.
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.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 11th, 2003.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October 2003.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
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.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Starring William Petersen as Gil Grissom.
Comedy-drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
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
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.
One Tree Hill
My Life as a Teenage Robot
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
My Wife and Kids
Grounded for Life
As Told by Ginger
Jackie Chan Adventures
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.
Ello Creation System
Easy-Bake Real Meal
VideoNow (portable player)
Gogo My Walkin Pup
Namco TV Games
Bulls Eye Ball
Justice League Figures
Hokey Pokey Elmo
Kasey the Kinderbot
Barbie B-Book Laptop
Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa
LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
KG Racer automites
Spider-Man Dual Action Web Blaster
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Chicken Dance Elmo
The Nintendo GameCube
What's Her Face (doll)
Pixter drawing tablet
The Game Boy Advance
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2003.
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 October 11th.
Historical weather information for October 11th, 2003.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 11th, 2003.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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