How many years ago was 2003?

2003 was 21 years ago.

21 years have passed between May 24th, 2003, and May 24th, 2024. It was 7,671 days ago.

How long ago was 2003?

To put into perspective how long ago 2003 was:

  • Children who were born that year are now adults. They can vote, purchase alcohol, and get a mortgage.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2003 are now 34–40 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • There was no such thing as social media
  • The iPhone and Android didn't exist. There were no custom app stores.
  • Having a camera on your cellphone was still a relatively new concept. Furthermore, the photos and videos were of very low quality.
  • Facebook did not exist.
  • The 9/11 attacks happened only two years prior.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 31 inches since 2003.
  • There have been roughly 1,092 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Rihanna, Lionel Messi, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, and Chris Brown were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, "Bump Bump Bump" by B2K & P. Diddy, "All I Have" by Jennifer Lopez, "In Da Club" by 50 Cent, "Get Busy" by Sean Paul, and "21 Questions" by 50 Cent.
  • Films such as "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", "Just Married", "Kangaroo Jack", "Darkness Falls", "The Recruit", and "How to Lose a Guy" were playing at movie theaters in 2003.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 95 billion miles through space since 2003.
  • Pope John Paul II was still alive.
  • Nobody had a Gmail account.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Video games such as "Call of Duty", "True Crime: Streets of LA", "Manhunt", "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "Need for Speed: Underground", and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 53 centimeters since 2003.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 42–63 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 84 seasons of weather.
  • Pluto was still considered to be a planet.
  • Computer mouses had trackballs. Optical mice were not popular.
  • "Two and a Half Men", "One Tree Hill", "Arrested Development", "The O.C.", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", and "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was very uncommon.

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