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Friday 16 May 2003

5849 days since 16/5/2003

US date format: 5/16/2003, UK date format: 16/5/2003

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 2003). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. In UK Ignition Remix by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. The Italian Job, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while A Cold Heart by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Astro Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alter Echo or Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 2003

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Italian Job

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha

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Wrong Turn

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

Starring: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Country: United States

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Black Cadillac

Directed by: John Murlowski

Starring: Randy Quaid, Shane Johnson, Josh Hammond, Jason Dohring

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The Long Ride Home

Directed by: Robert Marcarelli

Starring: Randy Travis, Eric Roberts, Ernest Borgnine, Vaughn Taylor

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Astro Boy

Directed by: David Bowers

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My Dad's the Prime Minister

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Adam and Joe Go Tokyo

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Unscrewed with Martin Sargent

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 2003 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 16 May
Famous Deaths:
  • In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
  • 2003 occupation of Iraq: United States and United Kingdom officials announce a change of policy concerning the redevelopment of Iraq. The establishment of an Iraq-led national assembly will be put off indefinitely, and Allied commanders will remain in charge, reportedly because no new government would have the necessary amount of real power.
  • Terrorist incidents: A series of explosions occurs in Casablanca. At least 41 people are believed to be dead including 12 suicide bombers, and 100 are reported injured. See: Casablanca Attacks.
  • Astronomy: A total lunar eclipse is visible from Europe, the Americas and most of Africa from 01:46 to 05:34 GMT Nasa 2.
  • ''The Guardian'' reports that the Republican Party of Texas had the help of the United States Department of Homeland Security to track down several Democratic Party state legislators who had fled the state to prevent the state's House of Representatives from meeting with a quorum.

Sport Games on 16 May 2003

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Mechelen : 2 - 0
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Metz : 1 - 0
  • Caen - Creteil : 2 - 2
  • Chateauroux - Wasquehal : 2 - 2
  • Clermont - St Etienne : 1 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Utrecht - Roda JC : 4 - 4
See all Football game results of 16 May 2003
Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Maritimo - Guimaraes : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 May 2003

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 2003 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2003 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. 21 Questions - 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg
  2. Can't Let You Go - Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo
  3. I Know What You Want - Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad
  4. Sean Paul - Get Busy
  5. Beautiful - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
  6. Jaheim - Put That Woman First
  7. Nas - I Can
  8. Say Yes - Floetry
  9. Magic Stick - Lil' Kim Featuring 50 Cent
  10. Tyrese - How You Gonna Act Like That
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Tal Vez - Ricky Martin
  2. Amame - Alexandre Pires
  3. Una Vez Mas - Conjunto Primavera
  4. Para Que La Vida - Enrique Iglesias
  5. Clavame Tu Amor - Noelia
  6. Alucinado - Tiziano Ferro
  7. Mariposa Traicionera - Mana
  8. Muy A Tu Manera - Intocable
  9. Entre El Delirio Y La Locura - Jennifer Pena
  10. El Sinverguenza - Los Tucanes de Tijuana


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Cold Heart

By: Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the

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The King of Torts

By: John Grisham

The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm.

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The Devil In The White City

By: Erik Larson

Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims

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The Future Of Freedom

By: Fareed Zakaria

“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”―Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Desktop Defender 2: Battle For Existence

Desktop Defender 2: Battle For Existence

Platform: Windows

Genre: arcade/shoot 'em up



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure, Interactive movie

Publisher: NA Got Game Entertainment; EU GMX Media

Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection

Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure

Platform: Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube

Genre: Sports (skateboarding)

Publisher: Activision Disney Interactive Neversoft

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Alter Echo

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $48.77
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $59.85
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $67.76
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $18.25
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.8511 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8896 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.118 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.219 CAD

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Bringing Down the House

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Antwone Fisher

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The Life of David Gale

Format: DVD release

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Darkness Falls

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