December 26th, 2003, fell on a Friday. It was day 360 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 0 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 2003.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 26th, 2003:
A massive earthquake hits southeastern Iran. Over 40 thousand people are reportedly killed in the Iranian city of Bam.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 2003:
United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
United Kingdom: Mad World - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Return of the King" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 26th, 2003 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
Christmas Day of 2003 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song Hey Ya by Outkast is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mad World by Michael Andrews & Gary Jules is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Return of the King 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 "Charmed", "Malcolm in the Middle", "24" and "Arrested Development".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "True Crime: Streets of LA", "Need for Speed: Underground" and "Manhunt". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Wild Thornberrys", "Bob the Builder", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Fairly OddParents". 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 26th, 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, 0 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 2003.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 2003.
Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 26th, 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 1072396800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 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 26th, 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 26th, 2003 was probably conceived around the 18th of March, 2003. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26th, 2003 is the 4th of October, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from December 26th, 2003.
Arsenal defeat Wolves 3-0.
Birmingham defeat Man City 2-1.
Blackburn and Middlesbrough draw 2-2.
Charlton defeat Chelsea 4-2.
Fulham defeat Southampton 2-0.
Leeds and Aston Villa draw 0-0.
Leicester and Newcastle draw 1-1.
Liverpool defeat Bolton 3-1.
Man United defeat Everton 3-2.
Portsmouth defeat Tottenham 2-0.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 26th, 2003.
6,236 days have passed since this date.
538,790,400 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 628,588,800 times.
Since December 26th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 278,015,846,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 89,798,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 46,335,974 steps. That's about 20,594 miles!
Since this date, 6,465,485 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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