Wednesday December 17, 2003

US date format: 12/17/2003, UK date format: 17/12/2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 17, 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 December people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. In UK Leave Right Now by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Devil's Gate, directed by Stuart St. Paul, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cena Aberta. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hulk or Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2003, at December 17 across the years or at December 2003 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 17, 2003?


Events

  • The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
  • SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.
  • Linux kernel 2.6.0 is released by Linus Torvalds.
  • Capture of Saddam Hussein:: Mowaffaq al-Rubaie says that Saddam Hussein will be tried in Iraq by an Iraqi court. Mowaffaq, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council, denies reports that the prisoner has been taken out of Baghdad. United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld confirms that Saddam Hussein will not be treated as a prisoner of war subject to the Geneva Conventions.
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Oldboy

Oldboy

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Country: United States of America

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Big Fish

Big Fish

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Country: United States of America

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Directed by: Nikkhil Advani

Starring: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bhaduri

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 17, 2003?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Leave Right Now
  2. - I'm Your Man
  3. - Changes
  4. - Shut Up
  5. - Mad World

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Mientes Tan Bien
  2. - Nomas Por Tu Culpa
  3. - Antes
  4. - Hoy
  5. - Te Necesito
Sport Games on December 17, 2003

Sport Games on December 17, 2003


Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Kaiserslautern : 1 - 1
  • Hannover - Bochum : 2 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - M'gladbach : 1 - 2
  • Schalke 04 - Wolfsburg : 1 - 1
  • Stuttgart - Leverkusen : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of December 17, 2003

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - Karlsruhe : 0 - 0
  • Ein Trier - Mainz : 1 - 0
  • Lubeck - Greuther Furth : 1 - 0
  • Union Berlin - Burghausen : 1 - 2
  • Unterhaching - Erzgebirge Aue : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 17, 2003

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Valence - Grenoble : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 17, 2003

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Directed by: Bruce Pittman

Cena Aberta

Cena Aberta

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Written by:

Starring: Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Dee Bradley Baker

Country: United States of America

Gharwali Uparwali Aur Sunny

Gharwali Uparwali Aur Sunny

Arrested Development

Arrested Development

Written by:

Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

If December 17, 2003 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2003?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler

Trojan Odyssey

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Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels.

A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

By:

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In

Franklin And Winston by Jon Meacham

Franklin And Winston

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history’s towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest

Bleachers by John Grisham

Bleachers

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHigh school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury …

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell

Blow Fly

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A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller.Settling

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Wars Galaxies

Star Wars Galaxies

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: LucasArts

Hulk

Hulk

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games Universal Interactive

Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride

Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Racing, Action

Publisher: THQ

Devil May Cry 2

Devil May Cry 2

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 (HD) Xbox 360 (HD)

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Capcom

Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue

Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.63
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $20.08
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.04
  • General Electric GE: opens at $30.65
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $93.85

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 107.4 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3265 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2532 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 133.24 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.7023 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 2003?

On December 17, 2003 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 2003?

On December 17, 2003 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 2003?

On December 17, 2003 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 2003?

On December 17, 2003 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 2003?

On December 17, 2003 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in December 17, 2003?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 2003 was Hey Ya! by OutKast in US and Leave Right Now by Will Young in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 2003?

The top hits on December 17, 2003 were Hey Ya! by OutKast, The Way You Move by OutKast, Stand Up by Ludacris in US and Leave Right Now by Will Young, I'm Your Man by Shane Richie, Changes by Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne in UK.


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