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December 31st, 2003.

December 31st, 2003, was a Wednesday. It was day 365 of 2003. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since December 31st, 2003.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On December 31st, 2003, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
  • United Kingdom: Mad World - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules

The record charts on December 31st, 2003.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • The Way You Move - OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown
  • Milkshake - Kelis
  • Stand Up - Ludacris Featuring Shawnna
  • You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys
Play the top singles from the year 2003.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2003. Take a trip back to the peak days of 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Sean Paul and the Black Eyed Peas.
Return of the King

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Return of the King".

Take me back to December 31st, 2003!

Let's go back in time!

The date is December 31st, 2003, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 2004 will bring them.

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. In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores. A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. It is also a haven for computer viruses.

Cameras on phones are beginning to become more and more popular. Although the photographs that they take are still lacking in quality. It's 2003, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of 50 Cent, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down, Nelly, Evanescence, Chingy and Beyonce. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online.

A flash animation of badgers singing "badger, badger, badger" has become extremely popular on the Internet. The animation, which loops indefinitely, was published by British animator Jonti Picking in September, 2003. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Pat Tillman, Ronald Reagan, Ray Charles and Marlon Brando would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Stargate SG-1", "Alias" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Kingdom Hearts", "Pro Evolution Soccer 3", "SSX 3" and "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "Bear in the Big Blue House", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Kim Possible". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Gogo's Crazy Bones, Betty Spaghetty (doll), the PlayStation 2 and the Game Boy Advance.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 31st, 2003.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    At this time, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was being played in movie theaters. The movie went on to gross over $1.1 billion dollars.

  • Michael Jackson is arrested.

    Michael Jackson is arrested.

    On November 20th, 2003, pop legend Michael Jackson was arrested by police in California and charged with "lewd or lascivious acts" with a child younger than 14. His arrest took place two days after authorities had searched his home at the Neverland Ranch.

  • Flash Mob.

    Flash Mob.

    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.

  • The Da Vinci Code.

    The Da Vinci Code.

    Dan Brown's thriller novel "The Da Vinci Code" was a huge commercial success during this period. The book, which was released in March of 2003, sold around 80 million copies.

  • Coldplay - "Clocks"

    Coldplay - "Clocks"

    "Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.

  • 2003 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2003.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2003.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2003 were Jennifer Aniston, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and The Rolling Stones.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2003?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 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.

  • Halle Berry.

    Halle Berry.

    American actress Halle Berry was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.

  • 2003 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2003?

    Who were the best football players in 2003?

    In 2003, the best soccer players were Pavel NedvÄ›d, Thierry Henry, Paolo Maldini, Andriy Shevchenko, Zinedine Zidane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Gianluigi Buffon and David Beckham.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    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.

  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones.

    In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid 2000s, MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • Nokia games such as Bounce.

    Nokia games such as Bounce.

    During this period, you might have been playing simple mobile games such as Nokia's "Bounce", which was first released in July of 2001.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

  • Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    Wallpaper is quickly dying off.

    During the early noughties, wallpaper was quickly disappearing from people's homes. By this stage, minimalist interior design trends were in vogue and many people had already made the switchover to using paint.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 18 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since December 31st, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 31st, 2003 will be 18 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2003 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1072828800.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around December 31st, 2003.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 2003, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 2003 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 31st, 2003.

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Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Photographs of early 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 2003.

TV shows from December, 2003.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Reality series about the marriage of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

The O.C.
The O.C.
Teen drama sitcom.

Punk'd
Punk'd
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Alias
Alias
Spy action drama.

Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise
Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Home Movies
Home Movies
Adult animated sitcom.

Fear Factor
Fear Factor
American stunt/dare game show.

Boston Public
Boston Public
Drama series about a fictional public school called Winslow High School.

Andromeda
Andromeda
Sci-fi TV series.

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
TV show about a dysfunctional family and their genius son.

Angel
Angel
Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

The West Wing
The West Wing
Political drama.

Futurama
Futurama
Animated series.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Cars in 2003.

2003 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford F-Series (eleventh generation), the Chrysler Crossfire, the Toyota Prius (XW20), the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the BMW X3 and the Mazda 3.

Cars in 2003.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 31st, 2003.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2003.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot

Teen Titans
Teen Titans

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Rocket Power
Rocket Power

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Friends
Friends

Rugrats
Rugrats

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2003.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2003.

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Xbox
The Xbox

The Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2003.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2003
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Action-adventure game based on the film of the same name.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Third-person shooter game.

Project Gotham Racing 2 2003
Project Gotham Racing 2
Racing game that was released for the Xbox.

Manhunt 2003
Manhunt
Controversial stealth-based survival horror game.

Need for Speed: Underground 2003
Need for Speed: Underground
Car racing game.

Beyond Good & Evil 2003
Beyond Good & Evil
Action-adventure video game.

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
The second installment in the series.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2003
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Action-adventure game that was published by Ubisoft.

True Crime: Streets of LA 2003
True Crime: Streets of LA
Open world adventure game that was released on the PlayStation 2.

Call of Duty 2003
Call of Duty
FPS game that was set in World War 2.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground
The fifth entry in the series.

SSX 3 2003
SSX 3
Snowboarding game.

Pro Evolution Soccer 3 2003
Pro Evolution Soccer 3
Soccer game.

The Simpsons Hit & Run 2003
The Simpsons Hit & Run
Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.

Soulcalibur II 2003
Soulcalibur II
Fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2003
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Expansion pack.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow 2003
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Released for the Game Boy Advance.

Championship Manager 4 2003
Championship Manager 4
Football management game.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2002
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Game Boy Advance.

Ratchet & Clank 2002
Ratchet & Clank
3D platform game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2003.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 31st, 2009 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 31st.

Anthony Hopkins

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1937
He turned 66 on this day in 2003.

Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager.
Born on December 31st, 1941
He turned 62 on this day in 2003.

John Denver

American singer. Deceased
Born on December 31st, 1943
He was not alive on this date.

Val Kilmer

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1959
He turned 44 on this day in 2003.

John Allen Muhammad

Convicted murderer. Deceased
Born on December 31st, 1960
He turned 43 on this day in 2003.

Lance Reddick

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1962
He turned 41 on this day in 2003.

Psy

South Korean singer.
Born on December 31st, 1977
He turned 26 on this day in 2003.

Donald Trump Jr.

American businessman.
Born on December 31st, 1977
He turned 26 on this day in 2003.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.

  • New Year's Eve
Weather details

Weather on December 31st, 2003.

Historical weather information for December 31st, 2003.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 31st, 2003.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 31st, 2003.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 31st, 2003 was most likely conceived around April 9th, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 2003 is close to September 22nd, 2004.

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Stats for December 31st, 2003

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 2003.

  • A total of 6,845 days have passed since this date.
  • 977 weeks have passed.
  • 591,404,400 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 689,971,800 times.
  • Since December 31st, 2003, the Earth has travelled approximately 305,164,670,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 98,567,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 50,860,778 steps. That's about 22,605 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,096,853 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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