December 8th, 2003, fell on a Monday. It was day 342 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
16 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since December 8th, 2003.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2003:
United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
United Kingdom: Leave Right Now - Will Young
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Last Samurai" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 8th, 2003 and it's a Monday. The Christmas season of 2003 has just started. In America, the song Hey Ya by Outkast is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Leave Right Now by Will Young is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Last Samurai 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", "That '70s Show", "Andromeda" and "CSI: Miami".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic", "Call of Duty", "True Crime: Streets of LA" and "Need for Speed: Underground". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Bob the Builder", "Dora the Explorer", "Rocket Power" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Popular toys include the likes of "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 December 8th, 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.
Michael Jackson arrest
Pop legend Michael Jackson is arrested by California police. He is charged with "lewd or lascivious acts" with a child younger than 14.
Basic facts and information about this date:
16 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since December 8th, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 8th, 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 1070841600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 2003:
December 26th, 2003: A massive earthquake hits southeastern Iran. Over 40 thousand people are reportedly killed in the Iranian city of Bam.
January 3rd, 2004: 148 people die when Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 2003, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 2003 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Arrested Development - American sitcom starring Michael Cera.
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.
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" - "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 8th of December:
True Crime: Streets of LA - Open world adventure game that was released on the PlayStation 2.
Call of Duty - FPS game that was set in World War 2.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 2003.
6,138 days have passed since this date.
530,319,600 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 618,706,200 times.
Since December 8th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 273,644,913,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,386,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,607,486 steps. That's about 20,270 miles!
Since this date, 6,363,835 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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