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2003 Trivia

<< - 2002
World Series Champions:
Florida Marlins
Superbowl XXXVII Champions:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NBA Champions:
San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs:
New Jersey Devils
U.S. Open Golf:
Jim Furyk
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Andy Roddick/Kim Clijsters
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Roger Federer/Serena Williams
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Funny Cide
The Hotties Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Gisele Bündchen, Eva Mendez, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Julia Stiles, Lucy, Liu, Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Pamela Anderson, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Kate Hudson, Beyonce, Julia Roberts, Selma BlairCameron Diaz, Hilary Swank, Renee Zellweger, Keira Knightley, Jessica Simpson, Denise Richards
The Heartthrobs:
Brad Pitt, Jude Law, Heath Ledger, Hugh Grant, Ben Affleck, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Julian McMahon, Justin Timberlake, Adam Brody
"The Quotes"

"Where do buffalo wings come from? Chickens or buffaloes?"
-Jessica Simpson, on her Newlyweds reality show.

"He's just not that into you."
-Jack Berger, Sex In The City

Time Magazine's Persons of the Year:
The American Soldier
Miss America:
Erika Harold (Urbana, IL)
Miss USA:
Susie Castillo (Massachusetts)

The Scandals:

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.

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.

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

Nerd News:

'Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King' won 11 Oscars, winning every category it was in. For this reason, many consider it to be the greatest film of all time. Several books have been written regarding the making of the Lord of the Rings film series.

HERO - 13 year old Surfer Bethany Hamilton jumped right back on a surfboard after getting patched up from her shark-bite, which took her left arm. A 2011 film, Soul Surfer, starring AnnaSophia Robb, was made about her life.

HERO - Aron Ralston - while canyoneering in Utah, he was forced to amputate his right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself from a boulder. A 2011 film, 127 Hours, starring James Franco, was made about the adventure.

HERO - Elizabeth Smart was found alive, 9 months after she was kidnapped. She has become an activist, working with Sexual Predator Legislation and the AMBER Alert system, and she spoke after the signing of the Adam Walsh Act. A TV movie about the ordeal, The Elizabeth Smart Story, was shown on CBS.

Steven Bartman, sitting in Section 4, Row 8, Seat 113 of the stands at Wrigley Field, reached for and deflected a foul ball that Cubs left fielder Moises Alou was trying to catch. The Florida Marlins won the game and the chance to be in the World Series.By all reports, Steven is a decent guy, and still a Cubs fan. A film, featuring Kevin James, was proposed.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2003: $2,100,000

The Human Genome Project that mapped the structure of DNA and all the specific information that it contained completed its work.

NOT a Surprise:
Liza Minelli and David Gest divorced after their 2002 marraige
The Habit:
Wearing Chandelier Earrings
Wearing Monogramed Shirts and Coats while carrying monogramed bags
Wearing Uggs with Cargo pants
The 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
1st appearances & 2003's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Beyblades, Bionicle, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Flavas dolls, Barbie as Supergirl, Barbie as Wonder Woman
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Finding Nemo
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4. The Matrix Reloaded
5. Bruce Almighty
6. X2: X-Men United
7. Elf
8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
9. The Matrix Revolutions
10. Cheaper By The Dozen
2003 Most Popular TV shows
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. Survivor: All Stars (CBS)
4. Friends (NBC)
5. Survivor: Pearl Islands (CBS)
6. The Apprentice (NBC)
7. ER (NBC)
8. CSI: Miami (CBS)
9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
10. Without a Trace (CBS)

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.)

The Number One Hits Of 2003:
November 9, 2002 - January 31, 2003: Eminem - Lose Yourself

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!