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2003 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
2003 History Snapshot
World Series Champions
Superbowl XXXVII Champions
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
National Basketball Association Champions
|San Antonio Spurs|
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
|New Jersey Devils|
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Andy Roddick/Kim Clijsters|
|Roger Federer/Serena Williams|
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 2, 2003 - USC over Iowa
Rose Bowl: January 1, 2003 - Oklahoma over Washington State
Sugar Bowl : January 1, 2003 - Georgia over Florida State
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Torums Scarf Michael|
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|The American Soldier|
|Erika Harold (Urbana, IL)|
|Susie Castillo (Massachusetts)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Christina Applegate, Ashanti, Morena Baccarin, Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymoore, Victoria Beckham, Kate Beckinsale, Monica Bellucci, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Selma Blair, Brooke Burke, Gisele Bündchen, Brooke Burns, Laetitia Casta, Kelly Clarkson, Penélope Cruz, Elisha Cuthbert, Rosario Dawson, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra, Jennifer Garner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Salma Hayek, Katie Holmes, Kelly Hu, Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Heidi Klum, Keira Knightley, Kristin Kreuk, Mila Kunis, Ali Larter, Avril Lavigne, Lucy Liu, Kristanna Loken, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Mendez, Kylie Minogue, Brittany Murphy, Mya, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pink, Jaime Pressly, Trista Rehn, Tara Reid, Denise Richards, LeAnn Rimes, Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Rebecca Romijn, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Shakira, Jessica Simpson, Molly Sims, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Julia Stiles, Hilary Swank, Shania Twain, Aisha Tyler, Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Brad Pitt, Jude Law, Heath Ledger, Hugh Grant, Ben Affleck, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Julian McMahon, Justin Timberlake, Adam Brody
"Where do buffalo wings come from? Chickens or buffaloes?"
"We'd love to have children of our own one day. That would
be such a dream come true."
2003 Pop Culture History
The 2003 invasion of Iraq was initially called "Operation
Iraqi Liberation", but was quickly changed to "Operation
Iraqi Freedom" due to the acronym spelling out "OIL".
The $2 dollar bill is still in circulation and last had a printing
The Shuttle Disaster
|On Feb 1, Space Shuttle Columbia broke up while re-entering Earth's atmosphere. William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, Ilan Ramon, Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown, Laurel Clark and Commander Rick D. Husband all died in the disaster|
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|Kim Dae-han, a korean taxi driver who was unhappy with
his medical treatment after a paralyzing stroke, boarded a subway
train, carrying flammable liquid, and set himself on fire. Train insulation
and interior were very flammable; fire spread, killing 192.
The story that Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Franz Ferdinand, was eating a sandwich when Franz's car stopped in front of him is likely false. There was no mention of a sandwich in court documents during Princip's trial, and the anecdote first appeared in 2003. Ferdinand's assassination was the spark for World War I.
Angelina Jolie kissed her brother, James Haven, rather passionately at the Oscars. James claimed it was a quick peck, just caught at the wrong second.
Gary Leon Ridgway stood up in a Seattle court on November 5, 2003 and admitted 48 counts of aggravated first degree murder, officially becoming America's most prolific serial killer.
Paris Hilton's sex tape, with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, One Night In Paris, was released.
New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned after being confronted with evidence of fabricating quotes and details in at least 36 articles.
Motown Records dropped Bruno Mars in 2003. He was signed by Atlantic Records in 2009
Natalie Maines, lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, told a London crowd that "we're ashamed that the President of the United States is From Texas."
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh entered rehab for addiction to prescription drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone. This may have led to his hearing loss. (the radio talk show host is essentially deaf)
Michael Jackson was alleged to have engaged in sexual activities with a teenage boy (again).
Madonna Kissed Britney Spears at the VMAs
Beloved TV Star Sudden Death: John Ritter, age 54
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
Game Boy Advance SP, Beyblades, Bionicle, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Flavas dolls, Barbie as Supergirl, Barbie as Wonder Woman
Teen Vogue began publication
|Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Wearing Chandelier Earrings
Wearing Monogramed Shirts and Coats while carrying monogramed bags
Wearing Uggs with Cargo pants
2003/4 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. CSI (CBS)
2. American Idol (FOX)
3. Friends (NBC)
4. The Apprentice (NBC)
5. ER (NBC)
6. Survivor (CBS)
7. CSI: Miami (CBS)
8. Monday Night Football (ABC)
9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
10. Without a Trace (CBS)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 2003 include
Ashanti, Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Chingy, Christina Aguilera, Clay Aiken, Evanescence, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Jason Mraz, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Nelly, Outkast, P. Diddy, Pharrell, Pink, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, 3 Doors Down, Ying Yang Twins
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 2003
|November 9, 2002 - January 31, 2003: Eminem - Lose
February 1, 2003 - February 7, 2003: B2K featuring P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump
February 8, 2003 - March 7, 2003: Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J - All I Have
March 8, 2003 - May 9, 2003: 50 Cent - In Da Club
May 10, 2003 - May 30, 2003: Sean Paul - Get Busy
May 31, 2003 - June 27, 2003: 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg - 21 Questions
June 28, 2003 - July 11, 2003: Clay Aiken - This Is the Night
July 12, 2003 - September 5, 2003: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
September 6, 2003 - October 3, 2003: Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather
October 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003: Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul - Baby Boy
December 6, 2003 - December 12, 2003: Ludacris featuring Shawnna - Stand Up
December 13, 2003 - February 13, 2004: Outkast - Hey Ya!
(according to boxofficemojo)
2 Fast 2 Furious, Anger Management, Bad Boys II, Bringing Down the House, Bruce Almighty, Cheaper by the Dozen, Elf, Finding Nemo, Freaky Friday, Hulk, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Seabuscuit, Something's Gotta Give, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, S.W.A.T., Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, X2: X-Men United
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