December 26th, 2003, fell on a Friday. It was day 360 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.
16 years, 7 months and 15 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. People 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.
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 "Stargate SG-1", "The West Wing", "That's So Raven" and "Two and a Half Men". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "Call of Duty", "True Crime: Streets of LA" and "Need for Speed: Underground". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Grounded for Life", "The Fairly OddParents", "That's So Raven" and "My Life as a Teenage Robot".
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.
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, 7 months and 15 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 16 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:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 2003, will have the star sign Capricorn.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: December 26th, 2003 falls under the Goose.
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 26th 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 26th, 2003.
6,073 days have passed since this date.
524,703,600 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 2003.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 612,154,200 times.
Since December 26th, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 270,747,057,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 87,450,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,124,510 steps. That's about 20,055 miles!
Since this date, 6,296,443 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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