December 17th, 2003, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 351 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since December 17th, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 17th, 2003:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) is released.
Soham murders: Ian Huntley is found guilty of the murders of Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2003:
United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
United Kingdom: Changes - Kelly & Ozzy Osbourne
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Something's Gotta Give" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 17th, 2003 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 2003 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Hey Ya by Outkast is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Changes by Kelly & Ozzy Osbourne is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Something's Gotta Give is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "7th Heaven", "Becker", "Angel" and "My Wife and Kids". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic", "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "Call of Duty" and "True Crime: Streets of LA".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Bob the Builder", "Rocket Power", "Lizzie McGuire" and "One Tree Hill". 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 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.
Who were the best football players in 2003?
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.
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.
Who were the best NBA players in 2003?
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.
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.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $1.1 billion dollars.
Basic facts and information about this date:
17 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since December 17th, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 17th, 2003, will be 17 years of age.
People born in 2003 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1071619200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 17th, 2003:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 36.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.83cm.
London, England: Temperature: 3.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on December 17th, 2003?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2003?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 17th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 9th of March, 2003. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 17th, 2003 is the 25th of September, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 17th, 2003.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 2003.
6,242 days have passed since this date.
539,308,800 seconds have passed since the December 17th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 629,193,600 times.
Since December 17th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 278,283,340,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 89,884,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,380,557 steps. That's about 20,614 miles!
Since this date, 6,471,706 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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