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2003


Jan
16
The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for final journeyThe Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry (2003)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts

21
Release: Ong-Bak: The Thai WarriorThe film Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is released (2003)Top 10 On-Foot Movie Chases

22
The TV series Chappelle's Show airs its first episodeThe TV series Chappelle's Show airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

23
Release: Owning MahownyOwning Mahowny is released (2003)Top 10 Gambling Movies

24
Release: Can%u2019t Stop by Red Hot Chili PeppersCan%u2019t Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2003)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the 2000s

30
The TV series Columbo airs its last episodeThe TV series Columbo airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 TV Detectives

31
Release: The Recruit is releasedThe movie, 'The Recruit,' is released (2003).Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances

Feb
1
Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentrySpace Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard (2003)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts
NASA Spin-Off Technologies
Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy

6
Release: 50 Cent's debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', is released50 Cent's debut album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," is releasedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums
Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

7
Release: ElfThe film Elf is released (2003)Will Ferrell Biography: From SNL to Anchorman 2

9
Release of 2003's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.Release of 2003's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. This series served as more mature reboot of te franchise.Top 10 Cartoons of the 2000s

13
Release: Old SchoolThe film Old School is released (2003)Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes

15
The largest peace demonstration in history takes placeProtests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history (2003)Iraq War: Timeline, Beginning and End

15
Theatrical release of House of The Dead.Theatrical release of House of The Dead. This poorly received adaptation of the video game of the same was directed by Uwe Boll.Top 10 Worst Zombie Movies

16
Debut of 2003's The Venture Bros. cartoon series.Debut of 2003's The Venture Bros. cartoon series. This long running and popular program mixes comedy and action, while chronicling the adventures of the Venture family.Top 10 Cartoons of the 2000s

20
Great White Station Nightclub FireThe Great White Station Nightclub Fire took place and killed over a hundred peopleTop 10 Concert Tragedies and Mishaps

21
Release: Old SchoolThe film Old School is released (2003)Will Ferrell Biography: From SNL to Anchorman 2
Top 10 Hilarious Will Ferrell Moments
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Drunks
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings
Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

22
The Colonel Angus sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe Colonel Angus sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (2003)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

23
The TV series Oz airs its last episodeThe TV series Oz airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents
Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time

Mar
7
Release: Release of Seven Nation ArmyRelease of Seven Nation Army (2003)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the 2000s

14
Release: The HuntedThe film The Hunted is released (2003)Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

17
Release: Punk'dPremiere of Punk'd (2003)Top 10 MTV Shows

19
Release: In da Club by 50 Cent is releasedIn da Club by 50 Cent is released (2003)Top 10 Rap Songs of the 2000s

19
U.S. invades Iraq2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq (2003)Another Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Camera
Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Top 10 Armies of All Time
Iraq War: Timeline, Beginning and End

21
The TV series Farscape airs its last episodeThe TV series Farscape airs its last episode (2003)Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV

24
Release: Release date of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerRelease date of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, one of the most controversial games in the series for using Cel-Shaded Graphics, yet at the same time widely praised for its Open World Sailing and memorable characters. In 2013 it was Remastered for Wii U.Top 10 Gamecube Games

25
Release: Meteora is releasedMeteora is released (2003).Top 10 Greatest Linkin Park Songs

Apr
4
Release: Phone BoothThe film Phone Booth is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Snipers
Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances

7
U.S. troops capture BaghdadU.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later (2003)Saddam Hussein: Life and Execution of the Iraqi Dictator

16
Release: A Mighty WindThe film A Mighty Wind is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries

19
Russian debut of Russian Ark. Russian debut of Russian Ark. This historical drama directed by Alexander Sokurov was filmed entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum using a single 96-minute Steadicam sequence shot.Top 10 Continuous Uninterrupted Shots In Movies

22
Release: Marilyn Manson's Saint is releasedMarilyn Manson's Saint is released (2003).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

24
The TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch airs its last episodeThe TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 Fantasy Shows

25
Release: IdentityThe film Identity is released (2003)Top 10 Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

May
2
Release: Theatrical release of X2 Xmen United.Theatrical release of X2 Xmen United. This acclaimed sequel showcased a plot to destroy all mutants, as well as the spectacular appearance of Nightcrawler.Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Superhero Origins: Nightcrawler
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

2
Release: X2The film X2 is released (2003)Top 10 X-Men Mutants from Movies

15
Death of June Carter CashDeath of June Carter Cash (2003)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

15
Release: The Matrix ReloadedThe film The Matrix Reloaded is released (2003)Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies

18
Release: Crazy in Love by BeyonceCrazy in Love by Beyonce (2003)Top 10 Modern Summer Songs

20
The TV series Buffy the Vampier Slayer airs its last episodeThe TV series Buffy the Vampier Slayer airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 TV Vampires
Top 10 Fantasy Shows
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)

23
Release: Bruce AlmightyThe film Bruce Almighty is released (2003)Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments

30
Release: Finding Nemo is releasedFinding Nemo is released (2003).Top 10 Secondary Pixar Characters
Top 10 Pixar Movies
Top 10 Pixar Villains
Top 10 Primary Pixar Characters

30
Release: The Italian JobThe film The Italian Job is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Hackers
Top 10 Best Mark Wahlberg Performances

Jun
1
Release: Rugrats Go WildThe film Rugrats Go Wild is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Crossovers

6
Release: 2 Fast 2 FuriousThe film 2 Fast 2 Furious is released (2003)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise

10
Release: Hollywood HomicideThe film Hollywood Homicide (2003)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

10
The musical Wicked opens on BroadwayWicked: A New Musical officially opens on BroadwayWicked: A New Musical - Story and Production

13
Release: Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met LloydThe film Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is released (2003)Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies

20
Release: HulkThe film Hulk is released (2003)Top 10 Embarrassing Movies by Critically Acclaimed Directors

21
Release: The book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is releasedThe book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is released (2003)Top 10 Harry Potter Characters

23
Release: 28 Days LaterThe film 28 Days Later is released in the United States (2003)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks

27
Release: The RoomThe film The Room is released (2003)Top 10 Movies So Bad They're Good
Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues
Top 10 Memorable Scenes in Bad Movies
Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies

27
The TV series Dead Like Me airs its first episodeThe TV series Dead Like Me airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 Showtime Shows of All Time
Top 10 Fantasy Shows

29
Death of Katharine HepburnDeath of Katharine Hepburn (2003)Top 10 Katharine Hepburn Performances

Jul
2
Release: Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesThe film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is released (2003)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films

4
Death of Barry WhiteDeath of Barry White (2003)Top 10 Lovemaking Songs

9
Release: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlThe film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Sword Fights

11
Release: The League of Extraordinary GentlemenThe film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is released (2003)Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

14
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51" The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51" (2003)The Top 10 Conspiracies of All Time

15
Death of Tex Schramm Death: Tex Schramm (2003)Greatest Sports Franchises - Dallas Cowboys

15
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is released in North AmericaConsidered to be the best Star Wars game to date, this story is set 4,000 years before the events of the film series with its own expansive lore and memorable characters.Top 10 Xbox Games
Top 10 Shocking Moments in Videogames

18
Release: Bad Boys IIThe film Bad Boys II is released (2003)Top 10 Action Movies of the 2000s

18
The TV series Nip/Tuck airs its first episodeThe TV series Nip/Tuck airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 TV Womanizers

22
Release: SeabiscuitThe film Seabiscuit is released (2003)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

25
Release: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeThe film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

25
Release: Spy Kids 3-D: Game OverThe film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is released (2003)Top 10 Worst 3D Movies

Aug
1
Release: GigliThe film Gigli is released (2003)Top 10 Comeback Performances
Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

5
Release: The TV series The O.C. airs its first episodeThe TV series The O.C. airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 TV MILFS
Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

13
Release: Freddy vs. JasonThe film Freddy vs. Jason is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Crossovers
Top 10 Worst Spin-off Movies

16
Death of Idi AminDeath of Idi Amin (2003)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Bad Guys
Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

25
The Raveonettes' Chain Gang of Love is releasedThe Raveonettes' first full-length album, Chain Gang of Love, is releasedInterview with The Raveonettes
The Raveonettes Talk 'Observator'

28
2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired (2003).Top 10 Madonna Moments

Sep
9
Release: Hey Ya! by OutKast was releasedHey Ya! by OutKast was released (2003)Top 10 Decade Defining Songs of the 2000s

12
Release: Cabin FeverThe film Cabin Fever is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks

12
Death of Johnny CashDeath of influential country musician Johnny Cash (2003)Johnny Cash Biography: Life and Career of the Country Singer-Songwriter
Top 10 Johnny Cash Songs
Top 10 Country Songs of All Time
Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)
Top 10 Music Biopic Performances
Top 10 Supergroups

15
Release: Release of AbsolutionRelease of Absolution (2003)Top 10 Muse Songs

19
Release: UnderworldThe film Underworld is released (2003)Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)
Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)
Top 10 Movie Vampires

22
Premiere of Two and a Half MenTwo and a Half Men premiered on this day in 2003Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo

22
The TV series Two and a Half Men airs its first episodeThe TV series Two and a Half Men airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 TV Womanizers
Top 10 Best TV Sitcoms of the 2000s
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

28
Death of Elia KazanDeath of Elia Kazan (2003)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

29
Release: Stacy's Mom is releasedStacy's Mom is released (2003)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

Oct
3
Release: School of RockThe film School of Rock is released (2003)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies
Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

4
The TV series Fullmetal Alchemist debutsThe TV series Fullmetal Alchemist airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 Anime Powers We Wish Were Real
Top 10 Anime Series

7
North American release of Nokia's N-Gage.North American release of Nokia's N-Gage. A mobile phone and handheld gaming system, this one was a dud with consumers.Top 10 Worst Video Game Consoles

10
Release: Kill Bill Vol. 1The film Kill Bill Vol. 1 is released (2003)Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies
Top 10 Movie Sword Fights
Top 10 Revenge Movies
Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes

10
Release: Kill Bill: Vol. 1The film The Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is released (2003)Another Top 10 Continuous Movie Shots

10
Release: Theatrical release of House of The Dead.Uwe Boll's first Video Game adaptation, which was heavily panned by critics and fans alike. Later adaptations made him one of the most hated Directors in Hollywood.Top 10 Worst Films Based on Video Games

17
Taipei 101 become the World's tallest highrise Count down the Top 10 Skyscrapers you need to see before you dieTop 10 Skyscrapers To See Before You Die

19
Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II Biography of Mother TeresaMother Teresa Bio: The Life of A Healer

24
Concorde makes its last commercial flight Concorde makes its last commercial flight (2003)The History of Aviation

30
Release: Wicked opens on BroadwayThe musical 'Wicked' opens on Broadway at the Gershwin TheatreTop 10 Broadway Musicals

Nov
2
Arrested Development debutsThe series Arrested Development airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 'Arrested Development' Running Gags
Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
Top 10 Comeback Performances
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 Best TV Sitcoms of the 2000s
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases

2
Release: The series Arrested Development airs its first episodeThe series Arrested Development airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time

3
Release: One Missed CallThe film One Missed Call is released (2003)Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies

5
Release: The Matrix RevolutionsThe film The Matrix Revolutions is released (2003)Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies

7
Release: ElfThe film Elf is released (2003)Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies
Top 10 Hilarious Will Ferrell Moments

14
Release: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldThe film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is released (2003)Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches

21
Release: Bad SantaThe film Bad Santa is released (2003)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)
Top 10 Dark Comedy Movies

21
Release: Oldboy is releasedOldboy is released (2003)Top 10 Torture Scenes

21
Release: The Cat in the HatThe film The Cat in the Hat is released (2003)Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

26
Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England (2003)The History of Aviation

26
Release: The CoolerThe film The Cooler is released (2003)Top 10 Gambling Movies

Dec
4
The TV series Little Britain airs its first episodeThe TV series Little Britain airs its first episode (2003)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

10
Release: Big FishThe film Big Fish is released (2003)Top 10 Tim Burton Movies

13
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near TikritFormer Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit [see Operation Red Dawn] (2003)Saddam Hussein: Life and Execution of the Iraqi Dictator

17
Release: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingThe film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is released (2003)Top 10 Character Transformations in Movies
Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films
Top 10 Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death
Top 10 Greatest Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

25
Release: Cold MountainThe film Cold Mountain is released (2003)Top 10 Overrated Movies

25
Release: Peter PanThe film Peter Pan is released (2003)Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

25
The TV series Only Fools and Horses airs its last episodeThe TV series Only Fools and Horses airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 British TV Comedies

26
Release: House of Sand and FogThe film House of Sand and Fog is released (2003)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

27
The TV series The Office UK airs its last episodeThe TV series The Office UK airs its last episode (2003)Top 10 British TV Comedies