December 18th, 2003, fell on a Thursday. It was day 352 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
16 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since December 18th, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 18th, 2003:
Michael Jackson is charged with seven counts of child molestation.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 18th, 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 18th, 2003 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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 "The Sopranos", "Andromeda", "My Wife and Kids" and "Two and a Half Men".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic", "Call of Duty", "True Crime: Streets of LA" and "Manhunt". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "The Wild Thornberrys", "Jimmy Neutron" and "That's So Raven". 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 December 18th, 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.
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:
16 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since December 18th, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 18th, 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 1071705600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 18th, 2003:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 18th, 2003, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: December 18th, 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 18th 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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 18th, 2003.
6,120 days have passed since this date.
528,764,400 seconds have passed since the December 18th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 616,891,800 times.
Since December 18th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 272,842,430,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,127,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,473,738 steps. That's about 20,211 miles!
Since this date, 6,345,173 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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