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About August 21st, 2003, in brief:

  • Historical events: Occupation in Iraq: According to reports, General Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali), was captured in Iraq. He was previously reported to be dead. August 21082003133538.asp
  • Day of the week: August 21st, 2003 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo (in western zodiac), Goat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Kim Cattrall, Usain Bolt
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #1 US song: Crazy In Love by Beyonce
  • #1 UK song: Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul
  • Popular movie: The Bourne Identity directed by Doug Liman

More about August 21st, 2003? See below for more news and curiosities on August 21st, 2003.

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What day of the week was August 21, 2003?


August 21, 2003 was a Thursday and it was the 233rd day of the year 2003 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 21, 2003 can also be written as 8/21/2003 in the US and as 21/8/2003 in UK and Europe.

August 21, 2003 in August 2003 calendar

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August 21, 2003: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 21, 2003:

  • Occupation in iraq: according to reports, general ali hassan al-majid (chemical ali), was captured in iraq. he was previously reported to be dead. august 21082003133538.asp
  • Israeli-palestinian conflict. israel kills hamas' senior official ismail abu shanab by a missile attack in gaza strip. it also sent tanks into west bank towns of nablus and jenin to respond to the suicide bombing of a jerusalem bus. the terrorist bomber's house is destroyed by troops in hebron. the militants demand that mahmoud abbas (palestinian prime minister) leave their control.
  • Canadian transport minister david collenette announced that montreal-pierre elliott trudeau international airport would be renamed in september to honour pierre trudeau, former prime minister. [10]

August 21, 2003: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 21, 2003: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on August 21, 2003:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.98
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $21.03
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.65
  • General Electric GE: opens at $29.70
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.39

Exchange Rates on August 21, 2003:

  • 1 USD = 117.74 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.4075 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.4125 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 128.62 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6921 GBP

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August 21, 2003: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 21st is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 21, 2003: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 21, 2003 is Goat and the associated element is Water.

Discover the Goat personality and how the Water Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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August 21, 2003: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 21, 2003 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 21, 2003 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 21, 2003 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 24% full, rising at 12:05 am and setting at 04:35 pm.

The previous full moon was on Aug 12, 2003 while the next full moon would come on Sep 10, 2003.

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Who was born on August 21, 2003?


Famous people born on August 21, 2003:

  • Youssef Amyn
  • Facundo Bernal
  • Adrián Huertas
  • Alex Scott
  • Eisen Duno

Whose famous birthday is on August 21st?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 21st:

  • Kim Cattrall
    Kim Cattrall

    Kim cattrall is an english-born actress known for her role as samantha jones in the tv series sex and the city.

  • Usain Bolt
    Usain Bolt

    Jamaican sprinter and athlete.

  • Hayden Panettiere
    Hayden Panettiere

    American actress, model and singer.

  • RJ Mitte
    RJ Mitte

    Rj mitte is an american actor best known for his role as walter white jr.

  • Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer

    British singer and musician (the clash), (d. 2002).

  • Carrie-Anne Moss
    Carrie-Anne Moss

    Carrie-anne moss is a canadian actress best known for her role as trinity in the matrix trilogy.

  • Alicia Witt
    Alicia Witt

    American actress who made her debut on prime-time tv as zoey, the role she played on "cybill", was the first to make it big on prime-time...

  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers

    American entertainer.

  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir

    Sydney, nsw -- writer (witness, dead poets society).

  • Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham

    American comedian, actor, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter.

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How old is someone born on August 21, 2003?


Someone born on August 21, 2003 is:

20 years 9 months old,

or 249 months

or 1082 weeks and 5 days old,

or 7579 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 21, 2003?

There are 92 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Wednesday August 21st 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 21, 2003?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on August 21, 2003.

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August 21, 2003: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 21, 2003:

  • John Coplans

    British artist (b. 1920).

  • Wesley Willis

    American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (wesley willis fiasco), (d. 2003).

  • Kathy Wilkes

    English philosopher and aid worker (born 1946).

  • Stefano Francescon
  • Renato Grilli
  • Carlo Laurenzi
  • Vasilij Borisov
  • Alberto González

What famous deaths happened on August 21st?

Famous deaths on August 21st:

  • Leon Trotsky
    Leon Trotsky

    Russian politician, leader of the bolshevik revolution.

  • Charles Eames

    Renowned American designer known for his contributions to architecture and furniture design.

  • Ray Eames

    Renowned designer and architect who, along with her husband Charles Eames, made significant contributions to modern architecture and...

  • Shivan Chandrasekhar

    Shivan Chandrasekhar was an Indian-American astrophysicist who made significant contributions to the understanding of stellar structure and...

  • Wahneta Twin

    Prolific writer known for her captivating novels.

  • Claude Navier

    French engineer and physicist who derived the Navier-Stokes equations, which are used to describe the motion of viscous fluid substances.

  • Durelle White

    Legendary Canadian boxer known for his powerful punches and exciting fights.

  • Raul Seixas

    Pablo coelho's partner and brazilian singer, new age composer.

  • Johnte Washington

    Johnte Washington was a prominent civil rights activist who fought for racial equality and social justice in the United States.

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August 21, 2003: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 21, 2003:

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Observances on August 21, 2003:

  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
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August 21, 2003: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 21, 2003 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 18th and August 24th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 21, 2003: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 21, 2003 was Crazy In Love by Beyonce, according to the music chart for the week August 18th and August 24th.

August 21, 2003: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 21, 2003 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 18th and August 24th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Crazy In Love
  2. - Right Thurr
  3. - P.I.M.P.
  4. - Shake Ya Tailfeather
  5. - Never Leave You - Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh!

August 21, 2003: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on August 21, 2003 was Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul, according to the music chart for the week August 18th and August 24th.

August 21, 2003: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on August 21, 2003 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 18th and August 24th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Breathe
  2. - Never Gonna Leave Your Side
  3. - Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)
  4. - Pretty Green Eyes
  5. - Crazy In Love

August 21, 2003: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 21, 2003 was Frontin' by Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 18th and August 24th.

August 21, 2003: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 21, 2003 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week August 18th and August 24th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Frontin'
  2. - P.I.M.P.
  3. - Get Low
  4. - In Those Jeans
  5. - Right Thurr

August 21, 2003: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on August 21, 2003 was Fotografia by Juanes With Nelly Furtado, according to the Latin music chart for the week August 18th and August 24th.

August 21, 2003: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on August 21, 2003 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week August 18th and August 24th. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

  1. - Fotografia
  2. - Un Siglo Sin Ti
  3. - Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio
  4. - Llorare Las Penas
  5. - Puedes Contar Conmigo

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August 21, 2003: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 21, 2003 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

The Bourne Identity

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Doug Liman

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

Country: United States of America

21 Grams

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

Country: United States of America

Matchstick Men

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

Country: United States of America

The Dreamers

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Country: United States of America

About Schmidt

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Alexander Payne

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

Country: United States of America

August 21, 2003: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 21, 2003 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Wild Card

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Simon West

Deal or No Deal

Release year: 2003

Alienated

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Brian Ackley

Saaya

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Anurag Basu

Monster House

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Gil Kenan

August 21, 2003: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on August 21, 2003 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Kennedy Curse by Edward Klein

The Kennedy Curse

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was spared the worst nightmare of parents: losing a child. Jackie would have seen her son JFK Jr. if she had lived.

Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel

Johnny Angel

By:

Danielle Steel's fifty-eighth bestseller tells the amazing story of a mother and her son's gift. It is also about the tragedy that almost destroyed a family.

To The Nines by Janet Evanovich

To The Nines

By:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Stephanie Plum NovelJanet Evenovich's novels have been voted America's best-sellers.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By:

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the …

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

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We meet Susie Salmon at 14 years old, and she is already in heaven. She tells us that this was before public service announcements and milk carton photos. In 1973, when Susie disappeared mysteriously, people believed these things didn’t happen.

August 21, 2003: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 21, 2003 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Amped 2

Amped 2

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Extreme sports

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

The Adventures of Fatman

The Adventures of Fatman

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: SOCKO! Entertainment

Justice League: Chronicles

Justice League: Chronicles

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway Games

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Mac OS X Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: NovaLogic Aspyr (Mac OS X Version)

Cabela's GrandSlam Hunting: 2004 Trophies

Cabela's GrandSlam Hunting: 2004 Trophies

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Who was the US President on August 21, 2003?

On August 21, 2003 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 2003?

On August 21, 2003 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 2003?

On August 21, 2003 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about August 21st?

August 21st refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 21st day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 21st, such as:

  • 2018 - Afghanistan war: mortars fired on kabul's diplomatic quarter during president ashraf ghani's speech. police say that the attackers have been killed and four others are injured after hours of fighting.
  • 2017 - Aftermath from the 2017 barcelona attacks: a spanish police officer hunting the chief suspect in the van attack in barcelona last thursday shot dead a man west of barcelona who was wearing an explosive belt.
  • 2016 - Somali civil war (2009-present). a suicide car bomb by al-shabaab kills at least 20 people in galkayo, somalia's semi-autonomous puntland.

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What happened in 2003?

2003 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • The 108th United States Congress is sworn in, including incoming freshmen Senators Saxby Chambliss (Republican-Georgia), Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina), John Sununu (Republican-New Hampshire), Lamar Alexander (Republican-Tennessee), Elizabeth Dole (Republican-North Carolina), Norm Coleman (Republican-Minnesota), and Mark Pryor (Democrat-Arkansas).
  • With a Republican Senate majority, the US Congress meets
  • All 21 passengers on board US Airways Express Flight 5481 are killed when it crashes at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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What was the calendar for August 2003?

August 2003 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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