|<< - 2002|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XXXVII Champions:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Antonio Spurs
|Stanley Cup Champs:
New Jersey Devils
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Andy Roddick/Kim Clijsters
Roger Federer/Serena Williams
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|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
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?"
-Jessica Simpson, on her Newlyweds reality show.
"He's just not that into you."
|Time Magazine's Persons of the Year:
The American Soldier
Erika Harold (Urbana, IL)
Susie Castillo (Massachusetts)
Scandals, Tragedies and Odd News:
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.
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
2003 Pop Culture News:
The original "Dunkin' Donut" from Dunkin' Donuts had an actual pastry handle for dipping into coffee. It was discontinued this year because it had to be cut by hand.
Robert Downey Jr. thanked Burger King for getting him off drugs. In 2003, with a car full of drugs he had a burger that was so disgusting it made him rethink his life, and dump the drugs in the ocean.
A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their sight restored though surgery, and, no they could not.
Frane Selak: the luckiest unlucky person in the world. Cheated death seven times (including falling out of an airplane) and then won the lottery in 2003.
Dodge built and sold nine motorcycles with a Viper V-10 engine called the Dodge Tomahawk.
'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.
Rock band Green Day had finished an album in 2003, but it was never released because the master tracks were stolen from the studio. Instead of re-recording the album, the band decided to write and record an entire new album, which turned out to be their hit record.
When Andy Serkis (appearing as Gollum) delivered his acceptance speech for "Best Visual Performance," in the Two Towers, at the MTV Movie Awards, the speech itself won a Hugo award for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form".
Queen are the only group in which every member has composed more than one #1 single, and hence, all four members were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
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.
Juan Catalan was cleared of murder charges, after outtake footage shot for "The Car Pool Lane" episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder.
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.
The word "McJob" was added to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, defined as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement".
Leonardo Notarbartolo stole diamonds worth $100 million after getting past a lock with millions of possible combinations, infrared heat detectors, a seismic sensor, Doppler radar, a magnetic field and security force. He was caught because he left a partially eaten sandwich near the crime scene
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
Wearing Chandelier Earrings
Wearing Monogramed Shirts and Coats while carrying monogramed bags
Wearing Uggs with Cargo pants
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
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:
(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:
|Popular Music in 2003 - # 1 Hits of 2003|