Wednesday November 12, 2003: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 11/12/2003, UK date format: 12/11/2003

November 12th, 2003 was the 316th day of the year 2003 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Scorpio. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Baby Boy by Beyonce. Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop featuring The Crooklyn Clan was #1 song in the UK.

The Bourne Identity, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2003 while The Great Unraveling by Paul Krugman was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Cena Aberta. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Biz Tycoon 2 or Alter Echo.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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November 12, 2003 Events

What happened on November 12, 2003?

Historical Events

  • Shanghai Transrapid establishes a new speed record for commercial railway systems (501 km/h (311 mph).
  • Top-secret intelligence from the CIA warns of growing numbers in Iraqis believing the coalition is defeatable and supporting the resistance. The CIA report warns that other Iraqis will join the resistance if they are exposed to more aggressive counterinsurgency tactics. "Slate magazine" notes that the new anti-insurgency tactics in ampquotpostwar Iraqampquot have made the situation worse.
  • Conflict between Israel and Palestine: A new cabinet is approved by the Palestinian parliament, led by Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei.
  • The United Kingdom government announced plans to issue identity cards. These cards will eventually be mandatory.
  • The Peruvian Congress has approved additional charges against Alberto Fujimori. He is accused of trafficking arms to Colombian guerrillas and sanctioned torture.
  • Shanghai Transrapid - Shanghai Transrapid - Shanghai Transrapid - Shanghai Transrapid - 501nbspkm/h (311nbspmph). This is a new record for commercial railway systems.
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What happened on November 12 in history? Find out the list of November 12th major events

What was 2003 famous for? Discover everything about 2003


November 12, 2003 Famous Birthdays

Other November 12th famous birthdays

  • Grace Kelly

    American actress and Princely consort from Monaco (d. 1982).

  • Ryan Gosling

    Canadian actor, director and writer.

  • American ritual cult leader of 5' 2" inches, a psychopath with a group of drug-numbed supporters.

  • Anne Hathaway

    American actress, who starred in dramatic films like Brokeback Mountain and Havoc in 2005.

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How old am I?

If November 12, 2003 is your birthday you are 19 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on November 12.

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November 12, 2003 Famous Deaths

Other November 12th famous deaths

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November 12, 2003 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Scorpio personality

Who should a Scorpio marry?

Babies born in November are either Scorpio or Sagittarius. People born before November 21st are Scorpio, while people born from November 22nd have the sign of Sagittarius

Personality of November born

Chinese Zodiac

Goat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Goat

Element: Water

Goat personality

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November 12, 2003 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was November 12, 2003?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

November 12th marks the 315th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2003.

There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


November 12, 2003 Holidays and Observances

What is special on November 12, 2003?


  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
  • Bahá'f Faith: Holy Day, Bahá'u'lláh
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Music charts

What was the number one song on November 12, 2003? Which were the top hits on November 12, 2003?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Baby Boy
  2. - Stand Up
  3. - Holidae In
  4. - Damn!
  5. - Here Without You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Be Faithful
  2. - Turn Me On
  3. - Guilty
  4. - Slow
  5. - Crashed The Wedding

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Stand Up
  2. - Holidae In
  3. - Damn!
  4. - Rain On Me
  5. - Step In The Name Of Love

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Necesito
  2. - Antes
  3. - Hoy
  4. - Mientes Tan Bien
  5. - Un Siglo Sin Ti

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Country: United States of America

About Schmidt

About Schmidt

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

Phone Booth

Phone Booth

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Roger Dodger

Roger Dodger

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2003

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Cena Aberta

Cena Aberta

Release year: 2003

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Bruce Pittman

Peep Show

Peep Show

Release year: 2003

Written by:

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Great Unraveling by Paul Krugman

The Great Unraveling


Paul Krugman is a hero to me. Check out his book. "--Al FrankenPaul Krugman, an award-winning economist whose provocative statements have been praised for their authority, has the more authoritative voice to tell the truth.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


This paperback edition, with flaps, of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Eddie is a veteran of World War II who feels trapped in his life fixing rides at a beach amusement park.

Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown

Hello, Darkness


Hello, Darkness is the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist of Seeing Red. It's a fast-paced, brilliant tale about a woman who has been haunted by her past, and trapped in a nightmare that threatens her future.

Bleachers by John Grisham



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHigh-school all-American Neely Crnshaw was the most successful quarterback to ever play for the famed Messina Spartans. Now, 15 years have passed since those glorious days and Neely is back in Messina to honor Coach Eddie …

Love by Toni Morrison



Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison's spellbinding novel is a Faulknerian symphony that combines passion and hate, power and perversity with color and class. It spans three generations and includes Toni Morrison, Toni Morrison, and two generations of black women.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Big Biz Tycoon 2

Big Biz Tycoon 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

Alter Echo

Alter Echo

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

Densetsu no Stafy 2

Densetsu no Stafy 2

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex: Invisible War

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Xbox

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox OS X AmigaOS 4

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU Activision; JP CyberFront (PC); JP Microsoft (Xbox); WW Aspyr (Mac)


November 12, 2003 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for November 12, 2003 is Full Moon.

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Sport Games on November 12, 2003

Sport Games on November 12, 2003

Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Maritimo - Benfica : 1 - 1
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.10
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.48
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.85
  • General Electric GE: opens at $28.12
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $89.45

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 108.76 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3035 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3514 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 126.59 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6953 GBP

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