Thursday August 14, 2003
US date format: 8/14/2003, UK date format: 14/8/2003
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 14, 2003). 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.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce.
In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits.
Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Trading Up by Candace Bushnell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wild Card.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds or Cross Channel (visual novel).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 14, 2003?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
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- US intelligence officer Captain William Ponce contacts fellow officers in Iraq, informing them that a colonel has indicated prisoners need to be "broken", to gather information to prevent further attacks on American soldiers.
- A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
- A major power outage due to a power grid failure affects more than people in the northeast of North America, including New York City, New Jersey, Cleveland, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit
- Heat wave: French health officials estimate that as many as 3,000 people may have died in France as a result of the heat wave. Fatalities and illnesses are swamping the French health system. The city of Paris launches its ''Plan blanc'' emergency response procedure. However, temperatures in Paris have now dropped from 40nbsp°C to 30nbsp°C.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 14, 2003?
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Top #9 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z - Frontin'
- Beyonce Featuring Jay Z - Crazy In Love
- 50 Cent - P.I.M.P.
- Ginuwine - In Those Jeans
- Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
- Chingy - Right Thurr
- Monica - So Gone
- Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti - Into You
- Sean Paul - Like Glue
- Lumidee - Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!
Top #1 Latin songs
- Juanes With Nelly Furtado - Fotografia
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Days to next August 14If August 14, 2003 is your birthday you're 16 years, 11 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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