Tuesday 1 April 2003
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philip Scott .
In that special week of April people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent.
In UK Beautiful by Christina Aguilera was in the top 5 hits.
Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Moose and Zee.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Manager 4 or Disney Princess: Magical Dress-Up.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 2003 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- In Japan, The Postal Services Agency becomes Japan Post, a public corporation.
- In Japan, Hyosuke Kujiraoka, a former vice speaker of the House of Representatives, dies in Adachi, Tokyo. He was 87.
- Air Canada, the main airline company of Canada asks for bankruptcy protection.
- The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments for ''Grutter v. Bollinger'', (regarding the University of Michigan Law Schools' affirmative action admissions policy), and ''Gratz and Hamacher v. Bollinger'', (examining the university's undergraduate admissions policy.)
- Prisoner of war United States Army Private Jessica Lynch is rescued by U.S. forces from Nasiriya, Iraq (BBC News).
- Square and Enix, two Japanese video game companies, announce their merger into Square Enix. Because of the timing, many people thought this was a mutually planned hoax.
- The award-winning machinima series ''Red vs. Blue'' made its online premiere.
- The Campus Security Department at Queen's University in Kingston, ON Canada reported ''' Computer bugs had infected systems throughout the Campus'''. Reading the report eventually reveals a different twist to the storynbsp...
- Alex McLeish, manager of Scottish football club Rangers announced the signing of seventeen year old Turkish player Yardis Alpolfo in a deal. The name is in fact an anagram of ampquotApril Fool's Dayampquot but many news sources, including Reuters, reported the story.
- Locus Online carries a fake news story about Baen Books signing deals with Microsoft and Coca Cola for product placement deals in Baen novels.
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