October 17th, 2003, fell on a Friday. It was day 290 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
16 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since October 17th, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 17th, 2003:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 17th, 2003:
United States: Baby Boy - Beyonce
United Kingdom: Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 17th, 2003 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
In America, the song Baby Boy by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Where Is The Love by Black Eyed Peas is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre 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 "Sex and the City", "The King of Queens", "The West Wing" and "Grounded for Life". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell", "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" and "The Simpsons Hit & Run". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "CatDog", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Fairly OddParents".
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 October 17th, 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, 9 months and 23 days have passed since October 17th, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 17th, 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 1066345200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 17th, 2003:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 17th, 2003, will have the star sign Libra.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: October 17th, 2003 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
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.
2003 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2003.
"One Tree Hill" - "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 17th of October:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 17th, 2003.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 17th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 7th of January, 2003. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 17th, 2003 is the 26th of July, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Simpsons Hit & Run - Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 17th, 2003.
6,141 days have passed since this date.
530,582,400 seconds have passed since the October 17th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 619,012,800 times.
Since October 17th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 273,780,518,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,430,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,630,086 steps. That's about 20,280 miles!
Since this date, 6,366,989 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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